Rohr targets victory in Eagles’ first qualifying match of 2022 World  Cup

Rohr targets victory in Eagles’ first qualifying match of 2022 World  Cup

        Despite the uncertainty concerning the renewal of his contract with his employers- the Nigeria Football Federation, Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr is deeply concerned about having good preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that would kick off in March 2020 as he targets victory in Eagles’ first qualifying match. Rohr  who is currently holidaying in his wife’s country in Madagascar told SPORTINGLIFE exclusively that what preoccupies his mind for now is sorting out his contractual issues so that he can plan adequately well for…

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Lagos stands still for Akinwunmi Charity Foundation Mini-Football Tournament 

Lagos stands still for Akinwunmi Charity Foundation Mini-Football Tournament 

PHOTO 1: Speaker Gbajabiamila and his wife, Seyi Akinwunmi and his wife, Mallam Shehu Dikko and and Hon. Jimi Benson. Lagos, the Centre of Excellence, was again agog on Sunday as the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Foundation mini-tournament caused pleasant ‘tremors’ around the Campos Square and the larger environment of Lagos island. Top –flight politicians, traditional rulers, heads of parastatals, business moguls and other distinguished personalities converged on the venue to honour Akinwunmi, First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, and who is also Chairman of the Lagos State Football…

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Dukku Warriors lift Dr Sanusi Cup

Dukku Warriors lift Dr Sanusi Cup

PHOTO 2: Dr. Sanusi receiving pennant from Kebbi State Beach Soccer Association. Dukku Warriors edged Abubakar Malami FC in the championship match of the seventh edition of Dr. Mohammed Sanusi State Super League Finals staged at the Dukku Barracks football ground on Friday. Football stakeholders from far and near gathered in Birnin Kebbi for the finals of the annual competition which also guarantees the two finalists slots in the Division Three of the Nigrian Nationwide League One as representatives of Kebbi State. It was also an opportunity for leading political…

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2019 a good Year for Super Eagles-  Rohr

2019 a good Year for Super Eagles-  Rohr

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr  has come out to score the Nigeria’s national team high in his ratings and assessment of the Eagles performance in the outgoing year 2019. The Franco-German football tactician is particularly happy with the fact that his young team of average 23 years of age has far improved from the squad that won the bronze medal of the Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. “This present team is even better than the squad that won bronze at the last edition of AFCON in Egypt.  You…

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Year 2020: Rohr prays for injury-free Eagles, wishes Nigerians Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Year 2020: Rohr prays for injury-free Eagles, wishes Nigerians Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has told SPORTINGLIFE yesterday that what preoccupied his mind now is for his players to come out injury free during this Christmas period and till the end of the year. He said that his best wishes is for the Super Eagles to be injury  free so that they can start the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on high and also continue the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifiers in flying colours as the Eagles have started. “I hope that our injured players will come back…

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Highs and lows recorded by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation in 2019- Chukwumerije

Highs and lows recorded by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation in 2019- Chukwumerije

        Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has been one of the most prolific and dynamic Sporting Federations in Nigeria in 2019, with its aggressive pursuit of Taekwondo development at the grassroots, national and international levels; and its use of Technology and mass media communication to expand its database and communicate more effectively with its members and allies. The NTF Media Desk EDITORIAL BOARD looks at the various highs and lows recorded by the Federation in 2019. *Historic International Events on Home Soil* In 2019, Nigeria Taekwondo Federation started and…

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NBBF applauds FG gesture towards injured D’Tigress star Nkem Akaraiwe

NBBF applauds FG gesture towards injured D’Tigress star Nkem Akaraiwe

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Sunday Dare for his fatherly intervention towards sourcing  funds for injured D’Tigress player, Nkem Akaraiwe. The federation described the $15,000 intervention by the Ministry as an early Christmas gift which is well appreciated by the players, her fans and also the federation. This is in addition to the $10,000 earlier received from Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa which was facilitated by the Honorable Minister. Nkem who was a member of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup team…

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Year 2020: Minister to present to FEC a policy that will transform sports

Year 2020: Minister to present to FEC a policy that will transform sports

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has concluded plans to turn Nigerian sports to big business as it is done in the developed countries of the world. The Minister who has been working tirelessly to change things positively in sports in the country is hoping to start the big turnaround next year. In a chat with sports reporters in Abuja recently,  the Minister said that the Federal Government can not do it all alone when it comes to funding of Sports in the country a reason why…

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Governor El-Rufai takes over the renovation of Ahmadu Bello Stadium

Governor El-Rufai takes over the renovation of Ahmadu Bello Stadium

          The Adoption Campaign initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development  which was introduced to critical stakeholders by the Minister in Lagos earlier in the week appears to be gaining momentum with public and private individuals keying into the campaign. The initiative which has Adopt-an-Athlete and Adopt-a-pitch and Adopt a Sports Center as the core of the campaign has continued to gather momentum with private individuals and government officials signing up to be part of initiative which will develop the sports sector and invariably,…

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Mikel Arteta: Arsenal to name Spaniard as new manager on Friday

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal to name Spaniard as new manager on Friday

Mikel Arteta is expected to be named as Arsenal’s new manager on Friday. Arteta said his farewells to staff at Manchester City on Thursday morning. There has been annoyance at City over Arsenal’s conduct but they will not stop Arteta, 37, succeeding Unai Emery. A seven-figure compensation payment will be made in order for the move to be completed. Thursday’s news conference previewing the game against Everton was cancelled. Interim boss Freddie Ljungberg is expected to take charge of the team for the final time at Goodison Park on Saturday,…

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