National Sports Festival not postponed indefinitely- Minister

National Sports Festival not postponed indefinitely- Minister

News reports to the effect that the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival  has been  postponed  indefinitely  is false and unfounded as the Ministry has not made a final decision. A statement by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development’s Media Office clarified  that consultations were on going between the Ministry, the Edo State Government, the PTF on Covid-19 , and the National Council on Sports to decide on a new date to host the Festival. “Like we did by consulting  with  the  PTF on Covid-19 when we  lifted the ban…

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Eagles versus Sierra Leone: Rohr vows to pick the best players

Eagles versus Sierra Leone: Rohr vows to pick the best players

Super Eagles’handler Gernot Rohr has vowed toparade the best players against Sierra Leone in next month’s double header 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. He has also ruled out the inclusion in his team list any Nigerian player that has not played for his club since Coronavirus pandemic. The Eagles’ Manager practically ruled out the invitation of home based stars for the AFCON qualifiers since Nigerian top league has not commenced since March this year as a result of Coronavirus pandemic. The Franco-German football tactician has often been…

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AFCON 2022 qualifiers: Rohr to unleash Osimhen on Sierra Leone

AFCON 2022 qualifiers: Rohr to unleash Osimhen on Sierra Leone

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr is desperate to unleash Napoli FC of Italy forward Victor Osimhen on Sierra Leone to get the needed victory in Nigeria as well as away to Sierra Leone in next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The Franco-German football tactician believed that the Eagles’ striker would have scored in the two friendly matches if he had made the trip to Austria venue of the friendlies but the Coach is elated with the current form of the Nigetian forward and…

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Minister wants protesting youths to dialogue with President Buhari

Minister wants protesting youths to dialogue with President Buhari

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has called on the youth of the Nation to dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari in order to find a lasting solutions to the problems facing the youth and the country as a whole. He wrote extensively on this. Excerpts: Protests have occurred across the country. Few saw this coming except with the aid of hindsight. However, the protests are here and we must be cognizant of the reasons why. Every society, every nation has its imperfections and challenges. Some of them…

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We will never abandon our sporting icons again – President Buhari

We will never abandon our sporting icons again – President Buhari

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has assured all Nigerians, especially sports men and women,  that the country would no longer abandon past heroes and heroines. The President mentioned this in his speech at the unveiling of Nigeria’s 60 Sports Icons, one of the events scheduled to celebrate the country’s diamond jubilee, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, on Friday. The President said the recent re-categorisation of sports from recreation to business was targetted at ensuring professionals benefit fully from their talent and hard work. “Today’s event is the beginning…

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FG lifts ban on contact sports

FG lifts ban on contact sports

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 chaired by Boss Mustapha in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have lifted the ban imposed on contact Sports as a result of Coronavirus pandemic. Sequel to the reduction in the cases of COVID-19 across the federation, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) have announced the re-opening of Contact sports after being placed on ban for five month. Sports and Youth Development Minister, Sunday Dare who sees the lifting of ban on contact sports by the PTF as a welcome Development made…

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Ogbomoso attack: My Security did not shoot at anyone- Sports Minister

Ogbomoso attack: My Security did not shoot at anyone- Sports Minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has stated the facts behind his Sunday 11th October’s visit to his home town, Ogbomoso during which suspected hoodlums attacked the Palace of the traditional ruler. The Minister disclosed in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday that he was in the ancient town to commiserate with the family of Isaq Jimoh, a young man who was killed by the police during the #EndSARS protest and other wounded protesters in line with his mandate as the Minister with responsibility for the…

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Ministry raises hopes on resumption of contacts sports

Ministry raises hopes on resumption of contacts sports

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development   has rekindled  hope   for the resumption  of all contacts sports  including football, even as all Covid-19  protocols  must be complied  with. The Federal Government  had suspended  all sporting activities  in March following  the out  break of the covid-19 pandemic.  The Ministry is however  insisting on full compliance  with  all covid-19 protocol before  the organisation  of any sports  event  once the ban  on sports  activities is lifted by PTF. According  to  the  statement  from the Ministry, plans have been  concluded for the return of …

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International friendly: Nigeria and Tunisia settle for 1-1 draw in Austria

International friendly: Nigeria and Tunisia settle for 1-1 draw in Austria

There was little to choose between two squads of Eagles from the African continent as Nigeria and Tunisia ended their friendly game in Austria in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night, even as Coach Gernot Rohr handed first caps to two more players – Cyril Dessers and Chidera Ejuke. This meant Nigeria has handed caps to a total of six players in these two friendly games, after Zaidu Sanusi, Frank Onyeka, Kevin Akpoguma and Samson Tijani took theirs against Algeria on Friday. Captain Ahmed Musa started a game for the…

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International Friendly: Eagles set for Tunisia after another COVID19 tests

International Friendly: Eagles set for Tunisia after another COVID19 tests

Super Eagles are all set for another pack of Eagles (Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles) in Tuesday’s big friendly at the Jacques Lemans Arena in the Austrian city of St. Veit an der Glan, following a fresh round of COVID19 tests conducted on players and officials on Monday. On Friday, the entire Nigerian contingent of players and officials returned COVID19 negative results after tests conducted on Thursday, ahead of the clash with African champions Algeria that the North Africans won by the odd goal in Klagenfurt. Ramy Bensebaini reacted fastest to the…

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