Cheerleader Sports Association of Nigeria- CSAN is a non-profit organization established in 2011 for the purpose of building and encouraging the growth of cheerleading in Nigeria while fostering meaningful collaborations with cheerleading associations across the world. She is the only officially certified Cheerleading Governing body in Nigeria by the International Cheer Union. Her history dates back to 2007 when it set off as Chestar Discoveries and still has her as the first cheerleading company in Nigeria.

Chioma Maduechesi, the Founder and President of Cheerleader Sports Association of Nigeria (CheerNigeria) and the CEO of Chestar Discoveries, was inspired by the popular cheerleading movie “BRING IT ON” to bring cheerleading to Nigeria in 2006 with the mission to develop the creative, intellectual, moral and physical fitness of the Nigerian child and youth. CheerNigeria as the first cheerleading organization in Nigeria, embraces the rich cultural heritage in pioneering organized routines to direct spectators of events to cheer at games or to participate in competitions.

A little history....
Bringing cheerleading to Nigeria was inspired by the popular cheerleading movie “BRING IT ON” in October 2006 and was introduced as part of the sports festival competition of Our Lord Shepherd International School Enugu amongst their 5 campuses in February, 2007.
On the 2nd of November, 2007, Chestar Discoveries was born with the vision of “DEVELOPING THE CREATIVE, INTELLECTUAL,MORAL AND PHYSICAL FITNESS OF A CHILD AND YOUTH” and to stop our games from being boring thus encourage the introduction of cheerleading during our games.
The vision was first taken to Lagos but was not embraced by most of the schools, so we journeyed back to Enugu State where it is now on the lips of every sports lover.
The first school to raise a cheerleading team in Nigeria was Solid Base International school Trans-Ekulu, Enugu under the auspices of Barrister (Mrs) Tessy Igweani, who is the proprietress. Command Day Secondary School, Enugu under the auspices of LT. COL. BDM TEREFA was next to sign up and these 2 schools have outstanding cheerleading squads.
The first outing of our cheerleaders was a mini show which took place on the 13th of February, 2009 at the gymnasium hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu. Three schools participated at the show; Command Day Secondary School, Enugu, Solid Base International school Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, and Sir Prince Bolingo Memorial Secondary School, Udi, Enugu.
Many squads within and outside Enugu have sprung up and we have spread the sport of cheerleading rapidly to middle eastern states and northern states, like Benue, Katsina, Kaduna, and Lagos states. In 2010, another cheerleading competition took place in Enugu State involving 10 schools.
Consequently, CheerNigeria was inaugurated with its board of trustees on the 28th of August, 2011 at Bridge waters hotel, Enugu state.
The History of Cheerleading dates back to 1890's and its benefits cannot be over-empasized.


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