Gernot Rohr must deliver says Sports Minister

Gernot Rohr must deliver says Sports Minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has outlined Nigeria’s expectations from Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr following the extension of his contract. The Minister while speaking in an interview said he was not averse to the contract extension cord but insisted that Nigerians must get results if the German coach must stay on. “The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is statutorily in charge of the growth and development of football in Nigeria. Of course under the supervision of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Even before I became…

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Rohr targets 2021 AFCON, 2022 World Cup qualification tickets after sealing new deal

Rohr targets 2021 AFCON, 2022 World Cup qualification tickets after sealing new deal

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has expressed happiness for the renewal of his contract  which was announced via the Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick yesterday afternoon. In an exclusive chat with SPORTINGLIFE from his base in France, Rohr said the task before his team now is the qualifications for both the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON) and the 2022 Qatar World Cup. “Yes I am very happy about the renewal of my contact. I am proud also to see the confidence of the…

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54  cheers to Sports Minister Sunday Dare on his birthday today 

54  cheers to Sports Minister Sunday Dare on his birthday today 

Like a golden fish, Sunday Akinlabi Olaniyi Dare has had no hidding place since he was born in the tin city of Jos 54 years ago. Born into a strong Christian faith family of Deacon and Deaconess Dare, his life of hardwork, discipline , loyalty, honesty and unwavering service to humanity propelled him to the pinnacle of his career and political leadership. Fondly called Bonanza or SD, the courage to dare where others dread to thread, vision and a resolute spirit has made him one of the shinning light of…

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Minister tasks Edo 2020 Covid-19 committee

Minister tasks Edo 2020 Covid-19 committee

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has charged the Covid-19 Edo 2020 National Sports Festival Committee to work as quickly as possible to deliver on their mandate. Speaking during the inauguration yesterday, Mr. Dare said, ” The inauguration of this committee is a fall out of last week’s Council of Sports meeting. The effort to deliver on your mandate has started. This assignment must be given the urgency it deserves. “We must follow the regime of what obtains globally. This is a call to duty which…

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NFF boss Amaju Pinnick confirms Rohr’s contact’s extension

NFF boss Amaju Pinnick confirms Rohr’s contact’s extension

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has announced the renewal of Super Eagles’Chief Coach Gernot Rohr’s contract via his Twitter handle this afternoon. The Franco-German football tactician’s contract has been a subject of hot debates as it took a long period for the NFF and the Coach to finalise the renewal of the contract. But Pinnick has now confirmed the renewal of the Eagles Coach contract. “I am happy to announce that the the nff and Coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as…

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Minister extends financial support to more Ex-Internationals

Minister extends financial support to more Ex-Internationals

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare who has always maintained that athletes welfare is top on his agenda, took it a step further by touching the lives of ex internationals who require support and to the families of deceased sports stars. Speaking on the past gestures and others to come, the Minister said, “There is need for us make deliberate and conscious efforts to take care of living and ailing ex internationals while not forgetting the families of the deceased. “The efforts of our heroes past will…

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Siasia threatens legal action against Osaze

Siasia threatens legal action against Osaze

Former Super Eagles Chief Coach Samson Siasia has threatened legal action against former Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie for making defamatory comments against him on Super Eagles Instagram page four days ago. Osaze who was guest on Super Eagles Instagram page was quoted by AOIFootball.com saying that he had issues with former Eagles’ coach Samson Siasia because he didn’t support his leadership. Siasia had threatened legal action against Osaze in a chat with SPORTINGLIFE yesterday, “Osas, I am still alive you better show me your  evidence or shut up . The…

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Ex Flying Eagles captain Alijeje’s mother gets minister’s palliative

Ex Flying Eagles captain Alijeje’s mother gets minister’s palliative

An elated Alijeje’s mother (right) showing gratitude to the Sports Minister through his representative Sam Pam Adamu Jr (middle) at her residence in Jos, Plateau State today. The Mother of late Captain of the Flying Eagles AliJeje Ibrahim, Hajia Khadija Inuwa Ali became the latest beneficiary of the largesse being extended to mothers of Former National team players and atheletes when she was given cash, food items and provision at her residence in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday. The Minister was represented by another former International Sam Pam Adamu Jr….

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Minister sets sight on reviving Pankshin, Mambila training camps, tasks coaches on long distance races

Minister sets sight on reviving Pankshin, Mambila training camps, tasks coaches on long distance races

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has directed coaches of long-distance races to come up with proposals for renovating the training camps in Pankshin, Plateau State and Mambila, Taraba State to acceptable standards. The Minister, who gave the directive at a virtual meeting with the coaches, the private sector and other stakeholders, also tasked them to initiate the revival of long-distance races. The coaches were also mandated to scout for talents, camp current runners and develop training programmes. They are also to audit the training camps…

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National Council on Sports agree to hold Sports Festival, mandate Committee to iron out modalities

National Council on Sports agree to hold Sports Festival, mandate Committee to iron out modalities

In what turned to be a unanimous decision members of the National Council on Sports, the Country’s highest Sports decision body at their virtual extra ordinary meeting agreed that the  National Sports Festival slated for Edo should hold before the end of the year 2020. The  virtual Extra-ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports  Was called to deliberate on the possibility of hosting the 20th National Sports Festival this year 2020 in view of the health challenge posed by the scourge of COVID-19. In his keynote address to  critical…

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