Abuja 2020: Be focused to win medals, Minister Charges Athletes

first_imgThe Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has tasked the Nigeria Team for the Abuja 2020 Para-Powerlifting World Cup to focus on making the country proud and avoid all distractions. “Once the link is done, you will be connected to the person or company and the money comes directly to you. It doesn’t come to the Ministry or anyone else. “The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has a responsibility to you and no Federation or President of any Federation is bigger than the Ministry,” he continued. “The Ministry takes the lead and that has been the rule. I am not going to change it. The Ministry is the government and we have your best interest at heart. No matter whatever else is happening, ultimately the Ministry is responsible for you. “I want to thank you sincerely for your service and sacrifice. Whatever has happened, let’s put it all behind us and do Nigeria proud.” Read Also:2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup: 125 athletes undergo trials in Lagos The Para-Powerlifting World Cup competitions kick off on Wednesday in Abuja. Nigeria is presenting two teams, Senior and Junior categories. The teams has many world record holders and is expected pick up many medals at the tournament. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He said this Tuesday, when he visited the team at the camp at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. The Minister expressed commitment to athletes welfare and said he will not allow the politics of sports stop him from giving the most important stakeholders – athletes – the best government can offer. The Minister also said he was not unaware of the immediate and remote challenges faced by Nigerian athletes but is ready to shield them from the effects. Dare took the time to explain the Ministry’s ‘Adopt-an-Athelete’ programme, which he said is designed to connect individual athletes to corporate institutions and private individuals for sponsorship of the athletes’ training. Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Padraic Maher to captain hurlers in 2018

first_imgIt’s been confirmed that Thurles Sarsfields’ Padraic Maher will retain his captaincy of the Tipperary hurlers in 2018.The two-time All-Ireland winner was first appointed to the role last November.He succeded Brendan Maher, who lifted both the Munster Cup and the Liam McCarthy in 2016, when Padraic was the team’s vice-captain. He was awarded his fifth All-Star last week, having previously earned the award in in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016.last_img