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NIGERIA VERSUS FIJI was the title of a Daily Prophet article written by Ginerva Potter and published on 14 May, 2014. The article covered the match between the Nigerian and Fijian National Quidditch teams, part of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. The article covered Fiji's loss by a large margin to Nigeria, partially due to Fiji's Seeker Joseph Snuka catching the Golden Snitch despite being his team being more than 150 points behind. The article also featured a brief comment from Fijian manager Hector Bolobolo.[1]

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From the Daily Prophet's Quidditch Correspondent in the Patagonian desert, Ginny Potter.

Nigeria 400 - Fiji 160

Pity Fijian Seeker Joseph Snuka as he tries to justify his side's bruising 400 - 160 defeat at the hands of tournament favourites Nigeria.

In the early stages of the game Fijian Beaters Quintia Qarase and Narinder Singh lacked the ferocity of their Nigerian counterparts Aliko Okoye and Mercy Ojukwu. The Bludgers did serious damage to the Fijian Chasers, who managed only a single goal during the first hour, compared with Nigeria's forty.

To the bewilderment of commentators, the fury of Fijian supporters and the jeers of the Nigerians, Seeker Snuka chose to capture the Snitch in the 141st minute, when his team was trailing 400-10. While there is precedent for a Seeker choosing to catch the Snitch if so doing will minimise the margin by which their team are about to lose (the most famous recent occasion being Viktor Krum's Snitch capture in the 1994 final), Snuka's counterpart Samuel Equiano was some distance away when he chose to snatch the Snitch from the air. Snuka has previously been dubbed an egoist by teammates and today's actions will do little to change his reputation.

Fijian manager and trainer Hector Bolobolo's only comment after the match was 'I'm going to kill him.'

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