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Nigerian-Canadian Couple Breaks Record, Becomes First African Team To Win A Curling Game

Nigeria has become the first country in Africa to participate and win a first-ever curling game at a world championship after a Nigerian-Canadian couple made it happen.

The victory came after the couple, Tijani Cole and Susana Cole did Nigeria proud in the mixed doubles game at the 2019 mixed doubles world curling championship where they beat France.

Nigeria we did it for you. I’m over over-the-top happy, elated, excited,” Tijani said.

All of our hard work has paid off. We did it,” Susana said.

Tijani said about their interest for the game: “Watching it on the Olympics over the years was motivating for me and my wife. We’re both athletes and competitors. What a great dream to share this with your best friend, my wife. You go through so many trials and tribulations. It’s been a long journey.”

Tijani and Susana have endured defeat on several occasions including a 20-0 loss to the Czech Republic, but they never gave up.

“To all of my friends in Nigeria and the entire Nigerian Curling Federation, thank you so much,” Tijani said.

Thank you for believing in us,” Susana said to those who helped them achieve the feat.

Ellery Robichard, a Canadian curler and coach have been there to ensure that they come out victorious.

“We have one of the greatest coaches in the world. He knows our temperaments. He knows how to communicate. And he believes in us,” Tijani said about Robichaud.

“Even before the victory we had already won being here,” Susana added.

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles

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