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1950: Nigerian inside forward, Ebenezer, refreshes himself under the tap before a game at Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian team are playing around the country on a good will tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub. (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

1950:  Nigerian inside forward, Ebenezer, refreshes himself under the tap before a game at Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian team are playing around the country on a good will tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub.  (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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1950: Nigerian footballer, Ottun, puts on a football sock that has had the foot cut away. Ottun is just one of the many in the Nigerian national football team that prefer to play barefoot. The Nigerian team play Bishop Auckland as part of a good will tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub. (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

1950:  Nigerian footballer, Ottun,  puts on a football sock that has had the foot cut away. Ottun is just one of the many in the Nigerian national football team that prefer to play barefoot. The Nigerian team play Bishop Auckland as part of a good will tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub.  (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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1950: Nigerian footballer, Shittu, binds his toe before the start of a match at Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian team are playing matches around the country during a good will tour of Britain. Shittu is just one of the many Nigerian players that like to play barefoot. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub. (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

1950:  Nigerian footballer, Shittu, binds his toe before the start of a match at Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian team are playing matches around the country during a good will tour of Britain. Shittu is just one of the many Nigerian players that like to play barefoot. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers -  unpub.  (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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1950: Nigerian inside forward Anieke and centre half Kannu prepare for a match against Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian national football team are playing around the country on a goodwill tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub. (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

1950:  Nigerian inside forward Anieke and centre half Kannu prepare for a match against Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian national football team are playing around the country on a goodwill tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub.  (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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1950: The Nigerian national football team goalkeeper, Ibiam, adjusts his ankle straps before a match against Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian team are playing around the country on a good will tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub. (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)

1950:  The Nigerian national football team goalkeeper, Ibiam, adjusts his ankle straps before a match against Bishop Auckland. The Nigerian team are playing around the country on a good will tour of Britain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5047 - Nigerian Footballers - unpub.  (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)