Sports Minister, FIFA agree on youth football development

Sports Minister, FIFA agree on youth football development

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare alongside Ministers from selected countries on Friday had an on line meeting with the top brass of the world Football Governimg body, Fifa where it was agreed that a new course must be taken to ensure youth football development. Speaking during the third edition of the Town Hall with Nigerian Youths, Mr. Dare said ” The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is working with the Nigerian Football Federation in collaboration with the La Liga to organise training for coaches. We…

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Rohr picks Sanusi, Akpoguma, Musa, Ekong, Etebo, 19 others for battles against Sierra Leone

Rohr picks Sanusi, Akpoguma, Musa, Ekong, Etebo, 19 others for battles against Sierra Leone

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up Captain Ahmed Musa, defender William Ekong, midfield enforcer Oghenekaro Etebo and 21 others for next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying quick-fire double against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. Defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielder Alex Iwobi and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke are also called. Nigeria’s leading marksman in the series, Victor Osimhen returns after missing out of this month’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia, just as midfielder Joseph Ayodele-Aribo and South Africa –based…

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Sports Minister condemns attack on TVC, NATION

Sports Minister condemns attack on TVC, NATION

Sports Minister Sunday Dare and his assistants entourage inspecting the vandalized The Nation Newspaper office in Lagos. The recent attack on the Nation Newspapers and TVC in Lagos by alleged Anti Sars protesters has been described as an attack on democracy by Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare. Speaking during a visit to the premises of the Nation newspapers and TVC in Lagos, Mr. Dare said he was shocked and saddened by the unwarranted attack on these two media houses where some of the best media practitioners…

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2021 FIBA AFROBASKET qualification is non-negotiable- NBBF

2021 FIBA AFROBASKET qualification is non-negotiable- NBBF

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has affirmed that qualification for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Men’s tournament is non-negotiable. This was stated on Tuesday as countries get set for the next window of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers to be hosted in Rwanda and Egypt after the conclusion of the first window in February. With gradual return of international basketball following the disruption of the global calendar due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NBBF has set its sight on a successful AFROBASKET qualifiers campaign. NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida…

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Minister, Makinde unite for youth development

Minister, Makinde unite for youth development

Minister  of Youth  and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare and Oyo State Governor  Engineer  Seyi Makinde have  resolved to set  aside their political  affiliations  in odrer to bring development  to the youth and Oyo state in general. Speaking  during a courtesy visit to the  Governor in Ibadan on Monday, Mr. Dare said, “The President  is  profoundly committed  to the pursuit of youth development  programmes. We have 25 youth  development programmes in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. “We need the youth because they are the ones that can pull…

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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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