Leke James football tourney kicks off Monday in Kaduna 

Leke James football tourney kicks off Monday in Kaduna 

          The 3rd edition of the Leke James Invitational tournament kicks off tomorrow ( Monday) in Kaduna. The event is an annual one that promotes healthy relationships within the City and it’s environs through football. 16 teams will battle for the ultimate trophy in this edition of the competition . The tournament also allow scouts the opportunity to discover talent for clubs within the country and abroad. Part of the aim is to also help develop grassroots football in the state and the country at large….

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ministry strategize for athletes’ success,…..Prioritise 11 Sports

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ministry strategize for athletes’ success,…..Prioritise  11 Sports

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has taken steps to further consolidate the chances of athletes and teams at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by prioritizing 11 sports and six para sports for Nigeria’s qualifying pathway to the Games. A Ministerial Advisory Committee on Tokyo 2020 Games (MACT), which set this priority, also recommended an early start to pre-games camping towards ensuring maximum success. The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Tokyo 2020 Games, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Oulsola Adesola, proposed 120 days of camping as it agreed to fast track…

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Nigeria’s Under-19 Cricket team to make a World Cup appearance in over 100 years

Nigeria’s Under-19 Cricket team to make a World Cup appearance in over 100 years

          The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, Friday, received the Under-19 Cricket team led by the President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation Prof. Yahaya Adam Ukwenya Recieving the team, the Minister praised the young team for qualifying to represent Nigeria at the world tournament. “The first time in a hundred years, that for me is a very important milestone in sports development in this country. It also signposts the fact that this country is a bundle of talents. The number of talents…

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Sunday Adeleye removed as Athletes Representative based on 137 Athletes’ request

Sunday Adeleye removed as Athletes Representative based on 137 Athletes’ request

          Facts are beginning to emerge regarding the removal of Sunday Adeleye as Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria as well as Athletics Representative. In a letter ref number: FMYSD/FEAD/TFAN/2019/CON/1/24 written by the AFN secretary general, it was revealed that Mr Sunday Adeleye has used his office to misappropriate funds in the course of the duty. In this regards, athletics who is he representing have asked and recommended the ministry to remove him from the position he is holding. According to the letter, 137…

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Olamide George now AFN Acting President as Board suspends Gusau, Ebewele is new Technical Director

Olamide George now AFN Acting President as Board suspends Gusau, Ebewele is new Technical Director

Vice-President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Honourable Olamide George has emerged as the Acting President of the federation following the unanimous decision of eight Board members after suspending incumbent President Shehu Gusau,  www.adantesports.com.ng can report. This is contained in a communique released to the journalists on Tuesday at the end of the Board meeting at the Board’s secretariat at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja today. The board members however frowned at Gusau’s refusal to pay athletes, coaches and other official’s allowances, also cited Gusau’s alleged violation of the AFN constitution to…

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Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

          Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga. Virgil van Dijk was second – one of four Liverpool players in the top seven, including Sadio Mane in fourth. England defender Lucy Bronze was beaten to the women’s award, finishing second behind Megan Rapinoe, who was Golden…

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Another $150,000 scandal surfaces in the AFN

Another $150,000 scandal surfaces in the AFN

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is alleged to have collected  another $150,000 from World Athletics governing body as grant for the 21st African Athletics Championships held in Asaba in August 2018 which remained unaccounted for. The AFN had been embroiled in  a grant overpayment scandal which was recently repaid to the World Athletics body by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare. World Athletics had sent the grant to assist the AFN in preparation for the championships last year, but the money remains unaccounted for and board…

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10-Man Rangers bow 3-1 to Egypt’s pyramids FC in Enugu in CAF Confederation Cup 

10-Man Rangers bow 3-1 to Egypt’s pyramids FC in Enugu in CAF Confederation Cup 

It was another bad day in the office for Nigeria’ CAF Confederation cup 2019/2020 hopefuls, Rangers International F.C as it suffered a 3-1 home loss to Pyramids F.C of Egypt in the match day 1, Group A fixture inside Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu. Three second half goals, two from the spot after Tope Olusesi had been sent off on the stroke of half time canceled out a fine strike from Olawoyin Ibrahim who started the build up and got an Egbujuo Nnamdi’ assist on 29 minute silenced the half full…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics : Minister inaugurates committee on preparations

Tokyo 2020 Olympics : Minister inaugurates committee on preparations

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare,yesterday in Abuja, inaugurated a 12-member committee to ensure Team Nigeria gets adequate preparation which would spur the athletes to a successful participation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics slated to hold between July 24 to August 9, 2020 while the Paralympics will take place from August 25 to September 6, 2020. The Minister while urging the committee to ensure a hitch free participation at the games, said  the committee is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring adequate preparations for Team Nigeria at…

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Sports Ministry to partner with African Development Bank on Youth capacity 

Sports Ministry to partner with African Development Bank on Youth capacity 

The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has reiterated its willingness to partner and collaborate with the African Development Bank Group to alleviate and enhance the engagement of youths in sustainable socio- economic activities. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Sunday Dare, ably represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, dropped these hints when  he received in audience a delegation from the African Development Bank Group, who are on a business development mission in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary stated that the Ministry…

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