After 30 years of agony, disappointment, tears and near misses, Liverpool finally won their first Premier League title and their 19th top-flight title.
The Reds first league win in 30 years was sealed when Chelsea defeated last season’s champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.
When Liverpool won their 18th league title in 1990, it was hard to fathom that they will wait for another 30 years before winning another title as they were the best team in the country then.
According to the BBC, these were the final words of the match reporter for Liverpool Daily Post on the day Liverpool beat QPR to win their 18th league title:
“Liverpool are champions again, and it is difficult to see what will prevent the same words being written again this time next year.”
So it was hard to imagine that the Kop would wait for another 30 years before seeing their team win a top division title. Not that they haven’t gone close before now. They have gone close a couple of times, especially in 2014 when a Steven Gerrard slip cost them the title.
Nonetheless, after 30 years of disappointment, Jurgen Klopp and his team have finally brought joy to Reds fans worldwide by winning the team’s 19th league title, but the first since Premier League inception.
This is not a win for the red half of Merseyside alone, but also every Liverpool fan worldwide, including Nigeria.
So following Liverpool’s 19th league title, Soccernet takes a look at what was happening in Nigeria in 1990 which was the year they won it last before last night.
Nigeria currently operates a democratic system of government, but before the new Millenium, it was ruled by the Military.
And in 1990, Major General Babangida was the Head of State and President of Armed Forces Ruling Council of Nigeria.
The Niger state born General came into power in 1985 after he led a coup that ousted Major General Buhari who coincidentally is the current President of Nigeria.
Babangida stayed in power for eight years and famously annulled the 1993 general elections, which is widely believed as the only free and fair election Nigeria has held in its history.