Oyo Unity Cup:  Minister initiates grassroots football development, Ex- Eagles captain Yobo hails efforts 

Oyo Unity Cup:  Minister initiates grassroots football development, Ex- Eagles captain Yobo hails efforts 

The Honourable Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction and personal fulfilment for embarking on grassroots football development in his home town in Ogbomoso, Oyo State through the Oyo Unity Cup football tournament he is sponsoring. The Minister in his remark at the Opening Ceremony of the Oyo Unity Cup on Saturday, the 25th January, 2020 at the Soun Stadium Ogomosho, Oyo State expressed his happiness. “I am so glad to return back home to organize a youth tournament in Oyo State, it is a way…

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Oyo Unity Cup: The beginning of a revolution in football-  Sports Minister

Oyo Unity Cup: The beginning of a revolution in football-  Sports Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, who is also the initiator and sponsor of the Oyo Unity Cup, has said there can be no meaningful progress in football if the grassroot is neglected. Speaking to newsmen at the launch of the Oyo Unity Cup at the Soun Stadium Ogbomosho on Saturday the 25th of January, 2020, the Minister said the idea behind the competition is to discover new talents who would go on to the international scene and make a name for themselves and the country….

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2021 AFCON qualifiers : Rohr gets Sierra Leone’s tapes, plans to win games

2021 AFCON qualifiers : Rohr gets Sierra Leone’s tapes, plans to win games

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has commenced preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that would begin in March this year with a home and away matches against Sierra Leone. The Coach who also wished that his contract issues is quickly sorted out before the March 2020 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone with its first leg has already scheduled to hold in Benin,  Edo State told www.adantesports.com.ng that he has since gotten the video tapes of some of the recent matches played by Sierra Leone and have…

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Bayern Munich, FCT FA partnership a tremendous benefits to Nigerian youths- Mouktar 

Bayern Munich, FCT FA partnership a tremendous benefits to Nigerian youths- Mouktar 

PHOTO: Brazilian Legend and Bayern Munich ambassador, Giovane Elber and Chairman FCT Football Association Alhaji Abba Muhammed Mouktar displaying the Bayern Munich Nigeria Youth Cup 2020 Jersey.  Chairman of FCT Football Association, Alhaji Abba Muhammed. Mouktar has secured a partnership deal with Bayern Munich in order to develop Nigerian youth football and also provides a platform for young talented Nigerian footballers to play professional football in Germany. Speaking with www.adantesports.com.ng on Thursday at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja where he led the Bayern Munich delegation to pay a courtesy visit…

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Sports Minister inspects new NFF Secretariat Sunday Dankaro House

Sports Minister inspects new NFF Secretariat Sunday Dankaro House

            The Minister Of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare in the early hours of Thursday the 23rd of January, 2020, paid a visit to the Sunday Dankaro House in Abuja, the new home of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). Speaking during the visit, The Minister expressed satisfaction with the building and said the visit was important for him to have a first hand assessment of what was going on there. “It is a working visit for me, my first time of inspecting Sunday…

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AFN: Ministry Restates Position on Gusau’s Suspension

AFN: Ministry Restates Position on Gusau’s Suspension

  Special Assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Tunde Akpeji, The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has restated its position that Engineer Ibrahim Gusau remains suspended as president of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN). In an interview with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Tunde Akpeji, stressed that the leadership of AFN under Mr Olamide George continues to pilot the affairs of the federation. He said that “an Investigative Panel was set up by the…

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2022 World Cup’s 2nd round qualifiers: Eagles to face Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia

2022 World Cup’s 2nd round qualifiers: Eagles to face Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia

Six –time finalists Nigeria have been drawn to square up against Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar. At a simple but colourful ceremony inside The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday evening, conducted by CAF’s Director of Competitions Samson Adamu, Ivorian Clementine Toure and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Marcel Desailly, the 40 teams remaining in the race on the African continent were drawn into 10 groups of four teams each,…

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Youth and Sports Ministry, Junior Achievement signs MoU for Youth Development

Youth and Sports Ministry, Junior Achievement signs MoU for Youth Development

Continuing on its quest to ensure that the Nigerian Youth is equipped with the needed digital skills to compete favourably in the world, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Junior Achievement Nigeria (Worldwide), the non profit organisation in the world, leading in financial literacy training, digital skills acquisition and entrepreneurship for the Youth. The Minister revealed that the signing of the MoU is a culmination of several meetings between the Ministry and the Junior Achievement Nigeria, in the past several months with an…

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Ahmed Fresh’s CAF’s latest appointment is well deserved says Robert Akpenpuun

Ahmed Fresh’s CAF’s latest appointment is well deserved says Robert Akpenpuun

The Chairman, Vandeikya Local Government Football Council, Benue State, Mr Robert Akpenpuun has conveyed his hearty congratulations to Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, a member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on his reappointment as a member of the Technical and Development Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in an unprecedented six times. Reacting to the cheery development,  Mr. Robert Akpenpuun, who is also a member of the Protocol and Ceremonial Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said Alhaji Fresh’s reappointment to the sensitive and…

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Rome’s Mattei Pellicone Wrestling tournament: Sports Minister hails Adekuroye’s gold feat

Rome’s Mattei Pellicone Wrestling tournament: Sports Minister hails Adekuroye’s gold feat

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has showered encomium on wrestling sensation Odunayo Adekuroye for winning gold in the final of the 57kg class of the Mattei Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in far away Rome. The Minister praised the former world no 1 wrestler for knocking out her opponent Indian Anshu Anshu 10-0 via technical superiority to clinch the gold in that category. “I am not surprised really, she is a true representation of the never say die Nigerian spirit. She is always eager to win…

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