2020 Olympic Qualifiers: D’Tigress open camp in Belgrade on Feb, 1.

2020 Olympic Qualifiers: D’Tigress open camp in Belgrade on Feb, 1.

The senior women’s national Basketball  Team will open their 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament camp on Saturday, February 1 in Belgrade. The team under the tutelage of Otis Hughley will camp for 5 days before they start their campaign against host- Serbia, World Champion- USA and Mozambique with two Olympic tickets on offer. Elizabeth Balogun with Louisville University may be handed her first national team debut alongside 2019 Zenith Bank Women Basketball League’s  Most Valuable Player, Musa Murjanantu. Fellow point guard, Sarah Ogoke has since been recalled to the team to replace…

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Rohr hails Etebo’s move to Getafe

Rohr hails Etebo’s move to Getafe

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has hailed the loan deal of Super Eagles and Stoke City mercurial midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo to La  Liga  club Getafe. The Eagles star brokered the deal few days ago to be among the crucial deals done in the January 2020 transfer window business in Europe. Etebo has completed a short term loan move to La Liga side Getafe until the end of the ongoing season according to Football Espana. Los Azulones signed the Nigerian football star as a replacement for Markel Bergara who announced…

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Grassroot sports, infrastructure, athletes welfare our top priority – Minister 

Grassroot sports, infrastructure, athletes welfare our top priority – Minister 

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said that the upgrade and renewal of sports infrastructure around country remains a top priority for the Ministry. He said this while fielding questions from journalists on preparations of athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Minister added that the welfare of athletes will not take the back seat under his leadership. “Starting from their welfare, starting from the needed funds, making sure that we line them up to be at the different championships and trials they must attend,…

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Akesan Market Fire: Sports Minister donates relief materials, calls for more assistance for victims

Akesan Market Fire: Sports Minister donates relief materials, calls for more assistance for victims

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has said that the priority of all tiers of government should be to ensure that victims of the Akesan Market fire get the needed assistance to enable them get back on their feet. He stated this in Oyo Town on Thursday when he visited the Palace of Alaafin Oyo to present relief materials to victims of the fire. He said he was in the ancient town to also commiserate with the people on the fire disaster that razed Akesan market in…

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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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