Gernot Rohr says Osimhen is Nigeria’s future, thumbs up  Simon, Maja, Kalu

Gernot Rohr says Osimhen is Nigeria’s future, thumbs up  Simon, Maja, Kalu

Super Eagles’Technical Adviser/ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has said that Victor Osimhen is the country’s future. The Eagles handler pointed out that he has shamed his critics with sterling performances for his club and country since he gave him the chance to prove himself in the star studded Nigeria’s senior national football team. “We are very proud of the performances of both Moses Simon and especially Victor Osimhen. Moses emerged the overall best player in Nantes and Osimhen really impressed in the colours of Lille FC by emerging as the…

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Sports  Minister rallies Nigerian youths to join the fight against rape

Sports  Minister rallies Nigerian youths to join the fight against rape

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has condemned the rise of rape and gender-based violence occurrences in the country and voiced his support for victims and survivors of the grievous crime. To this end, the Ministry today launched #NigerianYouthAgainstRape campaign. “The Youth are the greatest victims of rape and we condemn this inhumane act in the strongest terms. We will join the vanguard against rape and ask for the stiffest penalty possible,” he said. Mr Dare, who described rape as “a brutal crime that attacks the…

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Sports Ministry foots part of Ikhana’s medical bills

Sports Ministry foots part of Ikhana’s medical bills

Ministry of Youth and Sports Development under the leadership of the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare, has supported coach Kadiri Ikhana with a sum of money. It could be recalled that coach Kadiri Ikhana came to Abuja some months ago for medical treatment which included surgery and had cried out for help. Speaking on the gesture, the Minister said, “Coach Kadiri Ikhana is an ex-international of note, he served the country, he was part of the historic team in 1980 and a one time Super Falcons coach. He brought smiles to…

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Minister praises President Buhari, late MKO Abiola at National Stadium unveiling

Minister praises President Buhari, late MKO Abiola at National Stadium unveiling

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has eulogised President Muhammadu Buhari for the honour of renaming the National Stadium after the winner of the acclaimed June 12th 1993 presidential election Chief Moshood Abiola, describing  the President as a man who chose to walk the path many failed to. In his welcome address at the first anniversary of the renaming and the unveiling of the Moshood Abiola National stadium in Abuja, the Minister disclosed that the occasion was an attestation of the President’s vision and mission of…

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Renovation of Abuja, Lagos stadia: Rohr hails Sport Minister

Renovation of Abuja, Lagos stadia: Rohr hails Sport Minister

Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has commended the Sport Minister Sunday Dare for putting machinery in motion to renovate and re-grass the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja and the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The Eagles handler in an exclusive chat with SPORTINGLIFE said that this would bring out the best from the Super Eagles team and Nigeria would now follow in the steps of world renowned football playing countries like Brazil, England, Spain, France and Italy. “Last year when I paid a courtesy visit to the Sports Minister we spoke about…

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Minister sets up Task Force for rehabilitation of National Stadium Surulere, Lagos 

Minister sets up Task Force for rehabilitation of National Stadium Surulere, Lagos 

After over a decade of near total neglect, hope for the rehabilitation  of the National Stadium, Surulere , Lagos was revived  on Tuesday with the inauguration of a Ministerial Task Force that would  midwife the process. The task force will screen tenancy documents and verify legal and illegal structures within the National Stadium. Speaking during the inauguration of the committee, Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare said the committee has a mandate to help government commence the initial steps to the bring back the lost glory of…

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Minister pays tribute to Okwaraji’s Mum

Minister pays tribute to Okwaraji’s Mum

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has paid glowing tributes to the mother of late Super Eagles player Samuel Okwaraji Mrs Janet Okwaraji who passed on at the age of 83. According to Dare, “The death of Mrs Okwaraji came to me with rude schock coming at a time when we had concluded plans for her monthly allowance. It is so sad and painful that she died when we had just visited her and put in a place a monthly welfare package. She was such a…

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Families of late Amodu, Keshi, Mudashiru to benefit from Sport Ministry’s welfare scheme

Families of late Amodu, Keshi, Mudashiru to benefit from Sport Ministry’s welfare scheme

The  Ministry of Youth and Sport Development’s Welfare list being drawn up to take care of the welfare of the families of Nigeria’s late sports heroes and also the living ones as ordered by the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare now includes the families of late coaches Shuaibu Amodu, Stephen Keshi, Mudashiru Lawal, Manga Muhammed and others who were Nigeria’s football legends. Speaking on the list the Minister said, “We have compiled a list of not only ex players and athletes, we have included coaches who served their father land. They…

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FG DONATES RICE TO VULNERABLE YOUTHS

FG DONATES RICE TO VULNERABLE YOUTHS

The Federal Government has donated 600 bags of rice to assist vulnerable youths across the country. The donation of  palliative to the youths was facilitated by the Minister for Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Affairs. The rice was handed over  to the Leadership of the National  Youth Council of Nigeria led by Ambassador Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo who has distributed it to youths across the country. While thanking the government for the gesture, Sukubo said” We are indeed very…

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Work resumes at Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja soon- Minister

Work resumes at Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja soon- Minister

Sport Minister Sunday Dare inspecting the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja. The Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja will soon get a facelift as the final stage of the agreement with Dangote Group is almost concluded leading to contractors moving to site. According to Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare, “Work will soon commence at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. We were on the verge of completing the documentation process, review contracting process for the rehabilitation of the Moshood Abiola Stadium before Covid-19 struck. We had to shut…

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