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The biggest football website in the country has seen an exponential growth in its online community just one year after it was established to bring football closer to Nigerians

Goal.com Nigeria has hit the 200,000 likes mark on its official Facebook page. The impressive feat has been achieved one year after it was established.

The online Facebook community has been growing steadily in the last year at an average that has amazed Nigeria's football community. The site hit 100,000 likes in October 2012 and has now reached the double centennial mark. 

It has shown the intense nature by which Nigerian football fans want to keep up with breaking news about their favourite players and clubs from all around the world, something that the site offers to them.

The growth of the site’s Facebook page has also confirmed it to be the fastest growing sports community on the web.

Since its inception in March 2012, the website has run exclusive interviews with top Nigerian footballers like John Obi Mikel, Obafemi Martins, John Utaka, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Chikeluba Ofoedu, Sibi Gwar, Efe Ambrose, Joseph Yobo, Joel Obi, Ideye Brown, Nosa Igiebor, Obiorah Nwankwo, amongst many others. Also, exclusive interviews with coaches Stephen Keshi, Gbenga Ogunbote, Baba Ganaru, etc have been published.

Goal.com Nigeria also covered the victorious Africa Cup of Nations campaign of the Super Eagles where it gave insight into the national team with brilliant features, news and photos.

"It's always great whenever we cross thresholds like this one which is testament to the faith that our readers have in us to deliver the best football features and news unlike any other site in Nigeria," said Chief Editor Lolade Adewuyi.

"It's high trust that we hold dear and will continually try our best to help build Nigerian football. With the World Cup 2014 qualifiers around the corner as well as the Confederations Cup, Goal.com Nigeria pledges to continue delivering the best to our readers."

As well as its incredible growth on Facebook, Goal.com Nigeria has almost 23,500 followers on Twitter, making it a truly social media savvy brand.

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