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Meet Nigerian From Kogi State, Emmanuel Anibaba Playing For United Kingdom Rugby Team – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria


Emmanuel Anibaba, popularly known as Manny, is the only black Nigerian-British in the Old Northamptonian Under 16 Rugby Team in the United Kingdom.

The Old Northamptonian Rugby Team is seated in the County of Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.

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Sports247.ng gat.d that the 16-year-old Emmanuel joined the team at age 12 due to a piece of advice from his school teachers who have participated in rugby during extracurricular activities in the school.

Manny hails from Kogi state in Nigeria. The young Rugby Star, whose paternal state of origin is Kogi, explained his debut performance wowed the teachers; hence, they recommended his full participation in the County’s team, and consequently, his passion got fueled.

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He noted his long-term goal is to be a professional rugby .er and most importantly contribute his quota to the development of rugby in Nigeria. Speaking on the preference for Nigeria, Anibaba said it is disheartening that the acceptance of the sport in the country is very low and that t. is a need for it to be encouraged because it is a good sport.

He suggested that the federal government under the Ministry of Youths and Sports should enhance its publicity and orientation on Rugby sports for increased participation. Manny, t.fore, vowed that he would definitely come to Nigeria to contribute his rugby skills to the development of the sport in the country.

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“Rugby is a very nice sport and I don’t think most people know this back home in Nigeria. “I joined the team at age 12 due to an advice from my school teachers having participated in rugby during extracurricular activities in the school”
“It is disheartening that the acceptance of the sport in the country is very low and t. is a need for it to be encouraged because it is a good sport”

“I, t.fore, suggest that the federal government under the Ministry of Youths and Sports should enhance its publicity and orientation on Rugby sports for increased participation”

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“I vow to come to Nigeria to contribute my rugby skills to the development of the sport in the country,” He concluded.



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