Minister commends  Imo State Governor Ihedioha for boosting sports development 

Minister commends  Imo State Governor Ihedioha for boosting sports development 

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has commended His excellency Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha for the 2019 Sports Summit which he described as another major act in the series of ongoing and oncoming acts the governor has committed his administration to in Grassroot sports . He said this at the 2019 Imo State Sports summit today Thursday November 28, 2019 in Owerri the Imo state capital. He said Gov. Ihedioha has caught the Mandela bug in giving true meaning to the inspiring words of Nelson…

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NFF cautions Rohr on incessant breaches of contract

NFF cautions Rohr on incessant breaches of contract

          The Nigeria Football Federation says it has asked Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Mr. Gernot Rohr to explain reasons behind several breaches of the contract that he signed with the body, which forbids him to divulge to the public/media information on some aspects of the contract. Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, NFF’s Technical Director, Mr. Bitrus Bewarang said Mr. Rohr’s new-found love for disclosing information beyond technical matters to the media is highly unprofessional and against the spirit and letter of his contractual relationship with the…

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Increased investment in youth can stop irregular migration – Sports Minister

Increased investment in youth can stop irregular migration – Sports Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said youth are underserved by development and only an increase in youth-targeted investment can stop irregular migration that arises because of the situation. He advocated for partnerships between critical non-for-profit agencies and his Ministry strategic plan, called DEEL, as one of the ways to reduce irregular migration in the country. Speaking on a discussion panel alongside the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed, during the launch of the UNDP Migration Report in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, the Minister,…

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Minister urges private schools to participate more in tournaments 

Minister urges private schools to participate more in tournaments 

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has urged private schools in the country to participate in national tournaments in order to widen the pool of potential athletes that can represent the country in international events. He further urged them to take part in the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA). The Minister stated this on Tuesday when he received the Chairman of the Governing Council of Nile University, Professor Huseyin Sert, in his office in Abuja with a promise to create the necessary interface between private schools and…

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Evelyn Akhator eager to fulfil Olympics basketball qualification dreams

Evelyn Akhator eager to fulfil Olympics basketball qualification dreams

          D’Tigress Centre, Evelyn Akhator says qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is a lifelong dream that must come through. Speaking from her base in Salamanca, Spain where she plies her trade with CB Avenida, the 2019 FIBA Afrobasket winner said Olympics qualification and an outstanding performance is the height of any professional sports man in the national colors. “It is really important that we qualify. It is the big deal because it is the biggest in the world. It is a big deal…

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Inter Ministerial Technical Session on Sports: Sports  Minister vows  to turn ideas to reality 

Inter Ministerial Technical Session on Sports: Sports  Minister vows  to turn ideas to reality 

Sports  Minister Sunday Dare has promised to utilize all the ideas raised in the 2 day Inter Ministerial Technical Session on Sports Industry Development organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in collaboration with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. The event  came to a close with a commitment from the Minister to hit the ground running to turn the ideas to reality. “Let me make the commitment that it is most important on the part of the Ministry because the Ministry is the implementor. “The Ministry under my…

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Rohr’s contract extension depends  on NFF says Minister, hails Coach on Eagles’ form

Rohr’s contract extension depends  on NFF says Minister, hails Coach on Eagles’ form

          The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has declared that it is only the Nigeria Football Federation, the employers of Super Eagle’s Chief Coach that can decide his contraction extension when it expires in June 31st 2020. The Minister disclosed this when the Eagles handler paid him a courtesy visit yesterday  at his office at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja yesterday, he however thanked him for his contribution to Nigerian football through handling of the Eagles so far. Speaking on the Coach’s contract,…

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Eagles Coach Rohr says he is free to coach another team in July 2020

Eagles Coach Rohr says he is free to coach another team in July 2020

          Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has told www.adantesports.com.ng in Abuja that he would be legally free to discuss with other nation as from January 1st, 2020 when it would be 6months to the expiration of his contract as the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. “The situation regarding my contract with the Nigeria Football Federation is simple. My contract is going until June 2020. We have started the qualifiers (for the 2021 AFCON). We are on a good way now to qualify. So…

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Minister demands written explanation from NFF on dismal outings of national teams

Minister demands written explanation from NFF on dismal outings of national teams

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare on Monday met the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to demand a written explanation as to the exit of Nigerian teams from football tournaments. In a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, the minister directed that NFF should “provide the federal government with written explanation to the developments of our teams failing in four major tournaments. “From stock taking it is now time to render account to Nigerians,” he said even as he warned that “We need to take very…

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Eagles played scintillating football against Lesotho- Sports Minister

Eagles played scintillating football against Lesotho- Sports Minister

        The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare hailed the Super Eagles for playing what he described as “scintillating”, football against home team Lesotho which the Nigerian senior national football team won 4-2 convincingly in Maseru yesterday. The Gernot Rohr tutored team continued from where they stopped in Uyo  on Wednesday when they came back from a goal down to beat Benin Republic 2-1 in the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifiers. Yesterday the Eagles also came back from a goal they conceded in…

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