Ministry denies any Presidential Approval for Bash Ali’s fight

Ministry denies any Presidential Approval for Bash Ali’s fight

  The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, through its Legal Department, has written to boxer Bash Ali to desist from peddling false claims about a non-existent approval from the office of the Minister to embark on a world fight, reiterating that no such approval was given by the President, contrary to claims by the boxer that the approval was conveyed to him by office of the Minister. It asked the boxer to keep to the facts only. The letter dated Monday January 7, 2020 and signed by the Director…

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Super Falcons, Oshoala, Osimhen in line for honours at CAF awards

Super Falcons, Oshoala, Osimhen in line for honours at CAF awards

Nigerian star football players Asisat Oshoala, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze are in the shortlist for honours at the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony scheduled for the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday night. Winner of the gong in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and also among the final three in 2018, Super Falcons’ captain Asisat Oshoala is highly favoured for a fourth African Woman Player of the Year crown, which will equal the feat of fellow Nigerian, Perpetua Nkwocha. The other contenders are Ajara Nchout from Cameroon and South Africa’s Thembi…

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Siasia’s FIFA life ban case: CAS’ panel sits March 19, 2020, Coach soliciting for funds

Siasia’s FIFA life ban case: CAS’ panel sits March 19, 2020, Coach soliciting for funds

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)  has now set up a  Panel of jurists that would hear the appeal filed by former Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Samson Siasia against world football governing body FIFA who slammed a life ban on him (Siasia) on allegations of bribery and match fixing slammed on him on August 16, 2019. According to FIFA statement on August 16, 2019, “The Ethics Committee has found Mr Siasia, a former official of the Nigeria Football Federation, guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation…

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Sports Minister sympathizes with victims of Oyo market fire,  promises to work with Govt to bring relief

Sports Minister sympathizes with victims of Oyo market fire,  promises to work with Govt to bring relief

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has expressed sadness over the devastating fire that gutted the ancient Akesan Market in Oyo town in the early hours of Sunday morning. In a tweet, the Minister wrote, “The news of the inferno that destroyed the popular Akesan Ancient market in Oyo just got to me. I am deeply saddened by this disaster so early in the year and extend my condolences to all those affected. I will visit shortly and work with the State government to bring relief”….

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2020 Olympics: Musa Nimrod prays for  Volleyball’s qualification

2020 Olympics: Musa Nimrod prays for  Volleyball’s qualification

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation Engineer Musa Nimrod in his new Year 2020 message has prayed for good luck for the national volleyball team who craves to fight for the single slot to represent the continent at this year’s Olympics. According to him, “the journey of Nigeria Volleyball continues, despite the various shortcomings, limitations and challenges, we are surely  moving, from one stage to another. “This is the effort of everyone that shared the common passion, and sacrifice one thing or the other to see that this game survive…

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Efforts ongoing to deliver 4 football pitches soon – Dare

Efforts ongoing to deliver 4 football pitches soon – Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has intimated the public of some of his plans for the Youth and Sports sector this year. In a series of tweets in the early hours of the first day of 2020, the Minister outlined some of the plans of the Ministry to ensure Sports and the Youth of Nigeria are taken to the next level in line with the agenda of the Buhari administration. “Talks are ongoing concerning the renovation of the Obafemi Awolowo stadium, formerly, Liberty Stadium with…

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World Taekwondo body sets registration deadline for Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers

World Taekwondo body sets registration deadline for Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers

Photo: Vice President of World Taekwondo, and President of the World Taekwondo African Body, Gen. Ahmed Fouly with NTF President, Margaret Binga World Taekwondo has set 10th January 2020 as the normal registration deadline for the African Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020, which is scheduled to hold 22 – 23 February 2019. For the critical qualification tournament, each country is eligible to register athletes in only four categories out of the eight Olympic weight categories, and the registration is to be done through the World Taekwondo Global Membership System. Vice…

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Rohr targets victory in Eagles’ first qualifying match of 2022 World  Cup

Rohr targets victory in Eagles’ first qualifying match of 2022 World  Cup

        Despite the uncertainty concerning the renewal of his contract with his employers- the Nigeria Football Federation, Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr is deeply concerned about having good preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that would kick off in March 2020 as he targets victory in Eagles’ first qualifying match. Rohr  who is currently holidaying in his wife’s country in Madagascar told SPORTINGLIFE exclusively that what preoccupies his mind for now is sorting out his contractual issues so that he can plan adequately well for…

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Lagos stands still for Akinwunmi Charity Foundation Mini-Football Tournament 

Lagos stands still for Akinwunmi Charity Foundation Mini-Football Tournament 

PHOTO 1: Speaker Gbajabiamila and his wife, Seyi Akinwunmi and his wife, Mallam Shehu Dikko and and Hon. Jimi Benson. Lagos, the Centre of Excellence, was again agog on Sunday as the Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Foundation mini-tournament caused pleasant ‘tremors’ around the Campos Square and the larger environment of Lagos island. Top –flight politicians, traditional rulers, heads of parastatals, business moguls and other distinguished personalities converged on the venue to honour Akinwunmi, First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, and who is also Chairman of the Lagos State Football…

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Dukku Warriors lift Dr Sanusi Cup

Dukku Warriors lift Dr Sanusi Cup

PHOTO 2: Dr. Sanusi receiving pennant from Kebbi State Beach Soccer Association. Dukku Warriors edged Abubakar Malami FC in the championship match of the seventh edition of Dr. Mohammed Sanusi State Super League Finals staged at the Dukku Barracks football ground on Friday. Football stakeholders from far and near gathered in Birnin Kebbi for the finals of the annual competition which also guarantees the two finalists slots in the Division Three of the Nigrian Nationwide League One as representatives of Kebbi State. It was also an opportunity for leading political…

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