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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2021 AFCON qualifier: Eagles wallop Lesotho’s Crocodiles 4-2 to stay top of group

2021 AFCON qualifier: Eagles wallop Lesotho’s Crocodiles 4-2 to stay top of group

    Nigeria stayed solid at the top of their qualifying group for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after a brace by Victor Osimhen and goals by Alex Iwobi and Samuel Chukwueze steered them to a 4-2 win over Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday. As has happened in recent times with Nigerian teams, the Super Eagles (who also conceded a second minute goal to Benin in Uyo on Wednesday before rallying to win 2-1 on Day 1 of the qualifying series), fell behind after 11 minutes when Nkoto Masoabi…

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2021 AFCON qualifier: Eagles land in Maseru, set to beat Lesotho

2021 AFCON qualifier: Eagles land in Maseru, set to beat Lesotho

        Nigeria’s Super Eagles have landed in the capital of Lesotho, Maseru for Sunday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against that country’s senior team, known as Crocodiles. The Crocodiles themselves have just returned from Freetown, where they earned an inspiring point in a 1-1 draw with the Leone Stars on Day 1 of the campaign on Wednesday. On the same day, the Super Eagles edged Benin Republic 2-1 in an intense encounter at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo to go top of the qualifying pool….

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Chikelue Iloenyosi pays tributes to late Arthur Madueme as NANPF honours late star at burial

Chikelue Iloenyosi pays tributes to late Arthur Madueme as NANPF honours late star at burial

Late Arthur Madueme Former Super Eagles defender Chikelue Iloenyosi has paid tributes to late Green Eagles dazzling midfielder Arthur Madueme who died on September 20 this year after a brief illness and was buried at his family compound Umuazu Village, Uke town, Anambra State on Friday. Madueme had played for several Clubs in Nigeria which included Enugu Rangers, BCC Lions, Shooting Stars FC, Heartland, Iwuanyawu Nationals and later played a professional football in Belgium. Former team mates and friends of late Arthur Madueme at his burial on Friday (yesterday). According…

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Flying Eagles star Ahmad Ghali targets Kalu, Simon’s achievements at AS Trencin

Flying Eagles star Ahmad Ghali targets Kalu, Simon’s achievements at AS Trencin

Flying Eagles star Ahmad Ghali who recently joined Slovakian club AS Trencin has told www.adantesports.com.ng that his ambition is to achieve as much as Super Eagles regulars Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon have achieved while playing for same AS Trencin. “I know my predecessors and compatriots who have played for AS Trencin like Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon, so I am going to try my best to maybe reach a great level to what they have achieved.” Slovakian club AS Trencin, have completed the signing of 19 year old Ahmad Ghali,…

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ANOCA Secretariat is Commissioned in Abuja as Minister breaks 10 year jinx

ANOCA Secretariat is Commissioned in Abuja as Minister breaks 10 year jinx

  The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare broke a ten-year jinx as he led an international delegation with the President of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), Dr. Thomas Bach to commission the  Secretariat of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa ( ANOCA). The development effectively makes Abuja the Olympics City for Africa, according to the IOC President. The Minister described the event as  “a landmark in the development of sports on the continent of Africa. It is a day that the entire black race should be…

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Eagles begin 2021 AFCON race with 2-1 win over Squirrels

Eagles begin 2021 AFCON race with 2-1 win over Squirrels

Nigeria picked all three points in a hard –fought 2-1 win over Benin Republic as the group phase of the qualifying campaign for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations began on Wednesday. The Squirrels shocked the modest crowd at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo in south-south Nigeria as Stephane Sessegnon swept home after only two minutes, following Jodel Dossou’s brilliant run from the flank that left Jamilu Collins in no man’s land. Two minutes later, Benin Republic came knocking again and would have made it two from a corner kick…

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IOC President Bach lands in Abuja

IOC President Bach lands in Abuja

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach arrived General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja at exactly 4pm today. www.adantesports.com.ng was on ground when the IOC Chief was covered received by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare in the company of the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Engineer Habu Gumel while the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Olusade Adesola led other top officials of the Ministry of Youth and Social development to receive the IOC top official today. Bach a German…

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Minister Launches New DEEL for Nigerian Youth

Minister Launches New DEEL for Nigerian Youth

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare on Tuesday in Abuja launched “a New DEEL” for the Nigerian Youth at the celebration of African Youth Day 2019 where the initiative to position Nigeria’s youth population for contemporary challenges was unveiled. The Minister told the gathering of youth at the event that DEEL will equip about 500,000 Youth with digital skills- basic, intermediate and advance skills in the areas of web design and management, software training, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, App development, mobile device repairs, Artificial intelligence, coding and…

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