Obuh rules out NPFL players from Super Eagles

Obuh rules out NPFL players from Super Eagles

Former Junior National team handler John Sam Obuh has ruled out the possibility of any home based playing making the Super Eagles team for now. Obuh who spoke on FCT Football Update WhatsApp platform, said though there are very good players in the NPFL, that can play effectively in the Super Eagles, but such players can not displace those already in the team. The former Enyimba and Udoji United player said ”  It’s wrong for anybody to say that we don’t have good players in NPFL that can fit into…

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Minister inaugurates 12-Member Committee on commissioning, launching of world class Sports Hall of Fame

Minister inaugurates 12-Member Committee on commissioning, launching of world class Sports Hall of Fame

In its quest to promote and expand the virtues of legacy and mentorship associated with establishing a Sports Hall of Fame similar to other climes, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is resolutely committed to commission/launch a bespoke world class befitting Sports Hall of FAME, that would immortalize our sportsmen and women, who have served and brought honour to their fatherland  while representing the country. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare,  represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Gabriel Aduda, made these…

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Napoli contract: Rohr says Osimhen must insists on first team shirt or no deal

Napoli contract: Rohr says Osimhen must insists on first team shirt or no deal

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has advised Eagles and Lille of France forward Victor Osimhen to ensure that he insists on playing regularly if he chooses to play for Napoli Football Club of Italy. Nigeria’s rave of the moment Osimhen who won the best African player award tagged Marc Vivien For Awards on Monday is hotly wanted by top Italian club Napoli but his National team boss Rohr wants him to join a club that he would be guarante playing opportunities. According to reports in France, Lille…

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Words fail  by Sunday Akin Dare

Words fail  by Sunday Akin Dare

Words fail By Sunday Akin Dare Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi just before his sudden exit, a new chapter had just opened. After eight years of outstanding service and historic contribution to state and country, he was asked by his peers and fellow party members to take on a national assignment of high importance. His tremendous intelligence, dedication and experience were once again called upon to serve the greater good of the public welfare. All who knew him were excited about his elevation because we knew his presence would improve our collective…

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La Liga: Chukwueze in fantastic form- Rohr

La Liga: Chukwueze in fantastic form- Rohr

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr is excited that one of his dependable wing attacker Samuel Chukwueze is in explosive form since the restart of the Spanish elite League. Chukwueze has been in dazzling form for his club Villarreal and Rohr praised him for his performance against visitors Sevilla in the La Liga match that ended in a 2-2 score draw. “Our little boy Samuel Chukwueze is in a fantastic form for his club Villarreal since the beginning of the La Liga. He is already back to his good…

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Minister charges youths to shun drug abuse

Minister charges youths to shun drug abuse

Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has charged Nigerian youths to avoid acts that are inimical to their health and wellbeing, even as he tasked them to be focused as the world celebrates World Drug’s Day. According to Dare ” On this commemorative occasion of the World Drug Day declared by the United Nations, you must stay healthy and keep a positive mental attitude even as we battle to stay safe under the challenges of Covid-19. “Everyone of us have been affected one way or the other. Some…

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Sports Minister mourns Ajimobi

Sports Minister mourns Ajimobi

Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has expresed shock over the death of former Oyo State Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi who pased away on Thursday at the age of 70. According to Dare “The passing of my elder brother, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, is both untimely and tragic. “He served the good people of Oyo  State for so long. We wanted him to use his experience to guide us through trying times. Sadly, dusk came too early and we must bid goodnight. Sun re, Aare of Ibadan. “My prayers…

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Quality of our League affects Nigerian coaches’ ratings outside the country- Gbadebo

Quality of our League affects Nigerian coaches’ ratings outside the country- Gbadebo

A former Junior International, who is now a Premiership Coach in Thailand, Adebayo Gbadebo has revealed that the quality of Nigeria league affects the rating of Nigerian coaches outside the country. Gbadebo, who spoke to a Popular WhatsApp Platform “FCT Football Update” said with the quality of talents that are abound in the country, that Nigerian coaches are supposed to be in hot demand in the foreign countries, but standard of the league and football been played, can not encourage any serious minded club to hire a Nigerian coach. The…

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U-17 coaching job: Celestine Babayaro, Elegbeleye throw weight behind Finidi

U-17 coaching job: Celestine Babayaro, Elegbeleye throw weight behind Finidi

Former Super Eagles  and Chelsea Football Club of England defender Celestine Babayaro and former Director General to the National Sports Commission (NSC) Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye have urged the Nigeria Football Federation as a matter of urgency appoint former Super Eagles right wing attacker George Finidi as the new Head Coach of Nigeria’s Under 17 National team popularly known as the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria. The NFF is reorganizing the coaching crew of it’s National teams and the football stakeholders like Babayaro and Elegbeleye want the football Federation to give Finidi…

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Ministerial Task Force for National Stadium commences work 

Ministerial Task Force for National Stadium commences work 

The Ministerial Task Force set up by Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare will on Monday commence work with the verification of occupants and identification of illegal structures at the complex, even as the Commissioner for Physical Planning Dr. Idris Salako has been named as a member of the committee. After so many years of neglect, the Minister had set up the committee headed by the permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Gabriel Aduda to restore sanity to the complex ahead of the planned concession. While inaugurating the…

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