Perfect start for D’Tigers, as 2021 FIBA qualifiers end in Rwanda

Perfect start for D’Tigers, as 2021 FIBA qualifiers end in Rwanda

D’Tigers concluded their first FIBA Afrobasket on a winning note as they maintained their unbeaten run with another emphatic 91-68 points win against Mali. Captain, Ike Diogu led from the front as he powered the team to its third victory with 14 points, 5 rebounds to emerge the team’s top performer. Although Mali won the first quarter, 16-13, they lost their way in the second quarter 26-15pts as Nigeria headed into the break with a 39-31 points lead. It was all about the Coach Mike Brown led team when the…

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Fixing sports infrastructure is more important than cutting grass for now- Minister 

Fixing sports infrastructure is more important than cutting grass for now- Minister 

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare  has emphasized that  Spending scarce resources to fix sporting infrastructure is more important than spending money to cut the grass  around the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. The Minister believes merely cutting the grass would amout to not just  gross waste of scarce resources, but misplacement  of priorities. This clarifications  became necessary  following  a misleading and out of context newspaper report that the  Minister said  a proposed  amount of 81m was received by the Ministry. A  statement by the Minister’s  Media…

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Emotional conversation with aspiring Golden Eaglets star, Iwuajoku Linus Boluwatife

Emotional conversation with aspiring Golden Eaglets star, Iwuajoku Linus Boluwatife

Sir, how can I be given opportunity to play for this team? because, I think; I am better than some of the left-backs that I am seeing here. I was shocked with his confidence and self believe. I was forced to ask him, “do you know anybody or is your father the NFF president or President Buhari?’ (jokingly), No, he anseered. I looked at him and i asked; which team  have you played for? He replied, “no team sir, i just finished secondary school and i am playing for an…

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Ogbomoso Marathon Race: Sports Minister cherishes grassroots talents- Media Aide

Ogbomoso Marathon Race: Sports Minister cherishes grassroots talents- Media Aide

The long awaited Ogbomoso Marathon Race finally became a reality as the Representative of the Honorable Minister declares the Marathon Race open. The Ogbomoso Marathon Race that began as at 7:45am Saturday morning saw many athletes participated in the Race but their is always a saying “there must be a winner there must be a loser” as Kareem Ramon emerge overall winner of the Ogbomoso Marathon Race. The sport Minister who was represented by His Media Aide Kola Daniel Spoke with Pressmen immediately after the event. “Minister believes very much…

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Diego Maradona was a cut above the rest- Sports Minister

Diego Maradona was a cut above the rest- Sports Minister

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare while condoling with Diego Maradona’s family, friends and professional colleagues over his death described Diego as a cut above the rest in his football skills, exploits on the field of play and continued love for the game until his death. The honourable minister of Youth and sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare also joined the rest of the world to celebrate the great football icon, Diego Maradona who passed away on Wednesday after suffering from cardiac arrest. He described him as a bundle of talents and a…

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Archery Federation President plans Military Games February 2021, FCT SWAN to participate too

Archery Federation President plans Military Games February 2021, FCT SWAN to participate too

PHOTO: Archery Federation President Muhammed Abdullah (left) instructing Jide Olusola of Daily Trust Newspaper (middle) on how to get the bull’s eye at the Archery Exhibition at the hockey pitch of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Tuesday. President of the Nigeria Archery Federation, Mohammed Abdullahil has promised to feature members of the Federal Capital Territory Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (FCT SWAN) in February, 2021 Military Archery Games. He made this pledge during a one day Archery training workshop and exhibition organized for the FCT SWAN to celebrate…

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Super Eagles: Hold Rohr to higher standards – Sports Ministry charges NFF

Super Eagles: Hold Rohr to higher standards – Sports Ministry charges NFF

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has given the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) the marching orders to hold Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr to the higher standards contained his contract following the team’s dismal two-leg draw against the Sierra Leonean side in the AFCON qualifier. The Minster of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare made this position known at a meeting with NFF officials on Tuesday to review the Technical Report of the Nigeria/Sierra Leone AFCON Qualifiers and other matters. He said, “The recent dismal performance of…

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Sports Ministry nullifies ill conceived appointment of Similaye Pepple as AFN’s D.G

Sports Ministry nullifies ill conceived appointment of Similaye Pepple as AFN’s D.G

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has nullified what it called “I’ll conceived” appointment of  Similaye Young Pepple as the Director General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). This was disclosed through a press release made by the Sports Ministry in Abuja yesterday. According to the release, “As part of Federal Government’s effort to sanitize and restore order into the myriad of issues besetting the smooth  operations of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), the appointment of Mr. Similaye Young Pepple as Director-General of the Athletics Federation of…

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All set for Archery symposium as SWAN FCT week kicks off

All set for Archery symposium as SWAN FCT week kicks off

Respected members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter will on Tuesday November 24, refresh their knowledge on Archery, being one of the recently introduced sports in Nigeria. The workshop which kicks off 11.30am, will take place inside the female hockey pitch (adjacent NIS arena), package B of Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja. Already, sports Journalists within the nation’s capital have expressed their willingness to fully participate. A veteran sports Journalist and one of the oldest SWAN members, Mr Asueliemen Osasuyi of the Nigerian Pilot, who was…

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Sports Minister Congratulates Players Union on inauguration of Board members

Sports Minister Congratulates Players Union on inauguration of Board members

President of The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) Tijani Babangida. Minister  of Youth and Sports Development  Mr Sunday Dare has  congratulated the  Professional  Players Union  of Nigeria new Executive on inauguration of their members into the Board of the Union with Former Eagles player Tijani Babangida as President. A statement signed by the  Media office of the Minister,  said “I hereby  congratulate  the  Nigerian Proffesional  Players Union  over its  peaceful election which led to the emergency  of notable Ex internationals Tijani Babangida as President,  Clement Temile, Victor Ikpeba ,…

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