Amokachi, Yobo, Adepoju, Ike Shorounmu storm Ibadan for Oyo Unity Cup finals

Amokachi, Yobo, Adepoju, Ike Shorounmu storm Ibadan for Oyo Unity Cup finals

The Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare and the Governor of Oyo state Mr. Seyi Makinde, will attend the finals of the maiden edition of the Oyo Unity Cup, scheduled to hold this Sunday, 23rd of February, 2020 in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital. The event will also have no shortage of dignitaries from the football fraternity. It would be recalled that the Oyo Unity Cup, a brainchild of the Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, kicked off on the 25th Of January, 2020 at the Soun…

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Taekwondo: We are focused on clinching Olympic Tickets – National Team Captain Chinazum declares

Taekwondo: We are focused on clinching Olympic Tickets – National Team Captain Chinazum declares

National team captain Chinazum Nwosu and her three teammates have expressed their readiness for the forthcoming Africa Qualification Tournament slated to kick off on Saturday in Rabat Morocco. Nwosu, who narrowly lost out on clinching the Rio 2016 Olympic ticket will be hopeful for different results in Rabat, where she had won the All African Games Gold medals just six months ago. She admits to feeling the pressure but backs her team to perform at the qualifiers. “It is normal to feel pressured but am focused on the game and…

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Adopt Initiative: Ministry Signs MoU With Halogen Company for World No. 1 wrestler Adekuroye

Adopt Initiative: Ministry Signs MoU With Halogen Company for World No. 1 wrestler Adekuroye

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Ministry for adopted Nigerian wrestler Odunayo Adekuroye, with her adoptors, Halogen Company. Speaking at the brief event, the Minister said he was impressed with the level of her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and expressed optimism that she would bring back gold from the world event. He also donated kits to the wrestler to aid her preparations. Adekuroye while promising to work hard to make Nigeria proud at the Tokyo Olympics,…

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2020 Olympics qualification tourney: Taekwondo to depart aboard Air Maroc as Binga thanks Minister

2020 Olympics qualification tourney: Taekwondo to depart aboard Air Maroc as Binga thanks Minister

The National Taekwondo team has been cleared to depart tomorrow morning for Rabat, Morocco for the African Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020, taking place 22 – 24 February 2020 at the Complexe sportif Moulay Abdellah (Palais des sports). The Ministry of Youths and Sports concluded all logistical arrangements last night as the quartet of Chinazum Nwosu, Ifeoluwa Ajayi, Elizabeth Anyanacho and Benjamin Okuomose held their last training session in Abuja. National Coach, John Victor, already departed yesterday for Rabat aboard Air Maroc, in order to participate in the World Taekwondo…

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World Taekwondo appoints Nnaji as Supervisor for Olympic Qualifiers

World Taekwondo appoints Nnaji as Supervisor for Olympic Qualifiers

Chief Dr Jonathan Nnaji with President of World Taekwondo, Dr Chungwon Choue World Taekwondo has appointed former president of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Dr Jonathan Nnaji, as part of the Competition Supervisory Board to oversee the African Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, set to hold in Rabat Morocco between 20 – 24 February 2020. 105 athletes, including 63 males and 42 females, from 36 countries are expected to touch down in Rabat for the Olympic qualification event, including Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Kenya and Tunisia. Others…

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Rohr celebrates Osimhen’s 13th League goal, happy with Uzoho’s return to training

Rohr celebrates Osimhen’s 13th League goal, happy with Uzoho’s return to training

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has told www.adantesports.com.ng that he was excited about the prolific form of his striker Victor Osimhen who plays professional football for Lille in France. Rohr is also thrilled with Osimhen’s 51st minute opener against a very strong side Olympique de Marseille which has increased the striker’s total goals scored to 13 for his team Lille. “Victor (Osimhen) is playing well for his Club Lille this season.  He is the top scorer for his Club and still scoring goals. But unfortunately Lille lost the match…

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2021 AFCON Race: Eagles, Leone Stars to clash in Asaba

2021 AFCON Race: Eagles, Leone Stars to clash in Asaba

The 15,400 – capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba will host next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced. “We have finally settled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba for the qualifying match against Sierra Leone. The match will be played on Friday, 27th March 2020,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said at the weekend. The venue, named after former Nigeria captain and coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (of blessed memory), has hosted…

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Archery’s rapid development in Nigeria excites Federation boss  Abdullahii Muhammed

Archery’s rapid development in Nigeria excites Federation boss  Abdullahii Muhammed

The President of the Nigeria Archery Federation, Abdulahi Muhammed is elated that Archery sport is fast growing in the country and he predicted that in no distance future the Nigeria: will begin to make her mark at the world stage. Muhammed disclosed this at the closing ceremony of a workshop tagged ‘National Archery Training Workshop for Beginners and Capacity Building for Intermediate Archers’ organized in collaboration with the Defence Headquarters on Friday. “I have not seen performances of this type in recent time. We have been training other forces, we…

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Claims of bullying by Queen Uboh-Idris mere fabrication- Sports Ministry official

Claims of bullying by Queen Uboh-Idris mere fabrication- Sports Ministry official

The Director of Federations in the Ministry Of Youth and Sports Development, Tayo Oreweme, has debunked allegations of bullying by the former President of the Power Para Lifting Federation Queen Uboh-Idris. She debunked the allegations while speaking on a live session on Channels Television. “The Ministry of which I am a Director Supervises and monitors 38 Federations and has a parastatal called the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). For me as the Director of Federations, I superintend directly 38 Federations of which Para Powerlifting is one of them. “There are codes…

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World Athletics body did not confirm Gusau as AFN president, latest information reveals

World Athletics body did not confirm Gusau as AFN president, latest information reveals

Latest information has revealed that the World Athletics body did not affirm Ibrahim Gusau as AFN President as has been widely reported recently. Information has it that Gusau who was still in possession of the AFN website Password was alleged to have simply changed some information there with the sole purpose to mislead Nigerians. Some of the visible faults contained in the website was having a non Ministry staff, Mr Pepple as AFN Secretary General which totally Contravenes the provisions of the Code of Governance to which all Federations subscribe…

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