FA Cup 4th and 5th round draw: Man Utd host Liverpool, Southampton or Shrewsbury Town meet holders Arsenal 

FA Cup 4th and 5th round draw:  Man Utd host Liverpool, Southampton or Shrewsbury Town meet holders Arsenal 

2020 FA Cup Champions Arsenal celebrating their victory at Wembley. Manchester United has a date to keep with Premier League Champions Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford while Cup holders Arsenal would visit the winner of the Southampton versus Shrewsbury Town match also in the FA Cup draws released on Monday. The Fourth round ties will take place on the weekend of January 22-25. In potentially confusing draw both FA Cup fourth and fifth rounds were drawn at the same time to assist fixture planning….

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Don’t patronise a group known as Facilitators of NYIF- Youth and Sports Ministry warns Nigerians

Don’t patronise a group known as Facilitators of NYIF- Youth and Sports Ministry warns Nigerians

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has raised an alarm, warning Nigerian youths to desist from patronizing a group known as Facilitators of the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund, NYIF. The Ministry issued out this warning in a press release on Thursday advising  Nigerian youths and the general public to take absolute precaution and follow the due process of applying for the funds which the Ministry maintained is free. According to the press release: The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development wishes to alert all Nigerian Youth and the…

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Rohr eager to see Osimhen, others playing regularly for their clubs

Rohr eager to see Osimhen, others playing regularly for their clubs

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach/Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr is very eager to see all his regular players playing consistently for they clubs to be in good shape for the March 22nd Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifier against Benin Republic slated for Cotonou, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The Eagles’ gaffer is more concerned about his striker Victor Osimhen who has just recovered from shoulder’s dislocation in Eagles’s AFCON 2022 qualifier that ended in 4-4 score draw against Sierra Leone in Benin City last year. Rohr is convinced that if all his regulars are back to the…

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Minister Celebrates  Christian Chukwu at 70

Minister Celebrates  Christian Chukwu at 70

As one of Nigerian  Football legends Christian Chukwu celebrates his landmark 70 years birthday in his Enugu country home, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has heaped encomiums on Chairman Chukwu as he is fondly called, describing him as a true legend and patriotic icon who served the country meritoriously. In a statement  signed  by the Minister,  Dare said “Congratulations to a patriotic,  dedicated, disciplined and committed Nigerian Chairman Christian Chukwu as he attains the landmark age of 70 years. “You not only worked hard to…

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Red hot Sadiq Umar bags hat trick in Almeria routing of Ponferradina

Red hot Sadiq Umar bags hat trick in Almeria routing of Ponferradina

The rave of the moments as far as the Spanish Segunda Liga is concerned, Sadiq Umar has added to his goal account as he scored his first half hat trick in Almeria’s 3-1 bashing of Ponferradina on Sunday. The 2018 Olympics Bronze medal winner for Nigeria who was outstanding for his new side Almeria in 2020 has started the year same way he ended the last. Umar who joined the Spanish second division side from Serbian top side, Partizan Belgrade in the summer has now helped his side moved to…

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February Sports Festival’s date remains sacrosanct- Minister

February Sports Festival’s date remains sacrosanct- Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has reassured that the February 14th 2021 kick off date for the National Sports Festival remains Sacrosanct. According to the Minister, “After the National Sports Festival in February this year, we will move to the National Youth Games and continue the build up to the Olympic Games”. “Building quality facilities and engaging good coaches, which are keys to producing world- class athletes, require heavy investment. “We have asked for 25 percent of the Lottery Fund to come to sports. Jamaica and…

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Uzoho targets first team shirt at APOEL Nicosia, eyes Eagles’ qualification for 2022 AFCON, World Cup

Uzoho targets first team shirt at APOEL Nicosia, eyes Eagles’ qualification for 2022 AFCON, World Cup

Super Eagles’ first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has said that his plans, aspirations and targets for this year 2021 is to win the first team shirt of his club APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. He also believed that with good performances for APOEL and playing regularly for the club will put him on a good position to help the Super Eagles qualify for both the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup. “My targets and plans for this new year 2021 is to try to get as…

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Rohr prays for Eagles’ good health in 2021, Wants team to start playing in Abuja

Rohr prays for Eagles’ good health in 2021, Wants team to start playing in Abuja

Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr has prayed for good health for his players, assistants and backroom staff in year 2021, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. In his message for the coming year Rohr also wishes that the renovation of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium is completed on time to enable the Super Eagles start playing in Abuja. He also expressed determination and commitment to do everything humanly possible for his team to qualify for both the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 World Cup. He the hieve a sigh of relief…

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Nigeria will leverage on eleven sports at 2021 Olympics – Minister

Nigeria will leverage on eleven sports at 2021 Olympics – Minister

PHOTO: Sports Minister Sunday Dare and IOC President Thomas Bach The days of jamboree at the Olympics are over as Nigeria would only compete in sports where she has comparative advantage. According to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, *Mr. Sunday Dare*, preparing and leveraging on Sports where Nigeria has comparative advantage of excelling at the Olympics will be the focus. “The Olympic is less than six month away and we have started camping our athletes to get them to full fitness ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. We had…

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Resumption of League big relief – Minister

Resumption of League big relief – Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has affirmed that the resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League has brought a big relief after months of uncertainty. The Minister made this assertion in a media chart following the kickoff of the new NPFL season last weekend. “Truly, it is really a sign of relief to see the NPFL return. You can see the excitement on the social media and economic activities in different venues talking about the hotels, restaurants and hosts of others who are beneficiaries of the…

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