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Beyond Football, Other Sports Can Bring Glory To Nigeria – Minister


The Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth, Sunday Dare, says his ministry is working in the direction of growing different sports activities in Nigeria.

He stated this when he appeared as a visitor on Channels TV’s sports activities programme, Sports activities Tonight on Tuesday.

When requested if he was going to be one other ‘football minister’, he reassured Nigerians that the main focus wouldn’t solely be on soccer simply as has been “demonstrated in the last six months”… we aren’t simply all about soccer”.

Dare additional defined that Nigeria’s sports activities growth is anchored not simply on one sport however on a number of sports activities.

Based on him, Nigeria is a rustic abounding with abilities and “that’s why we have made grassroots sports development, talent hunt one of our core areas. So, we’re not just about football”.

“Soccer is king, I do know, however we’ve additionally realised that we’ve abilities in boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, gymnastics and just lately we realized that we even have abilities in canoeing.

“We’re 28 totally different sports activities,” the minister assured, including that if correctly developed, different sports activities are additionally able to bringing glory to Nigeria.

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