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The Acting Director, Facilities, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Arch. Katawan Dutse has revealed that about N1billion will be required to upgrade and renovate hotel and other dilapidated facilities at Package B of MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

MKO Abiola Stadium repair to gulp N1 billion

The Acting Director, Facilities, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Arch. Katawan Dutse, has revealed that about N1billion will be required to upgrade and renovate hotel and other dilapidated facilities at the Package B of MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Italy asks UEFA to reconsider 2020 Champions League final in Turkey

Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has urged European football governing body UEFA to reconsider the decision to play next year’s Champions League final in Istanbul after Turkey’s bloody offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria.
Prime minister Boyko Borissov has asked his sports minister to suspend all relations with the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), “including financial ones”, until Borislav Mihaylov resigns.

Bulgarian premier wants football coach sacked over fans’ racial abuse

The Bulgarian prime minister has called for the head of the country’s football association to resign after England players were racially abused in a European qualifier in Sofia on Monday.
Daniel Igali, President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), has congratulated legendary sprint queen, Mary Onyali, on her appointment as Special Adviser to Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

Daniel Igali congratulates Mary Onyali on her appointment as ministerial aide

Daniel Igali, President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), has congratulated legendary sprint queen, Mary Onyali, on her appointment as Special Adviser to Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development.
Sports minister, Sunday Dare on Tuesday appointed ex-athlete Mary Onyali, as his Special Adviser on Sports.

Sports minister appoints ex-athlete Mary Onyali as special adviser

Sports minister Sunday Dare on Tuesday appointed ex-athlete Mary Onyali, as his Special Adviser on Sports.
Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.

Doha 2019: Sports minister hails Ese Brume, Tobi Amusan

Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.
Iran’s Sports Minister, Masoud Soltanifar, on Thursday reported that Iranian women will be allowed into stadiums to watch the men’s national team play football.

Iran to allow women watch international football matches in stadiums

Iran’s Sports Minister, Masoud Soltanifar, on Thursday reported that Iranian women will be allowed into stadiums to watch the men’s national team play football.

Angry fans attack national team player’s house after penalty miss

Angry fans of Sierra Leone’s national football team have attacked a player’s house after he missed a decisive penalty.
Bonfrere Jo

Jo Bonfrere: Senator Jim Nwobodo took my Olympic medal

Veteran coach Jo Bonfrere does not have anything to show his grandchildren that he won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.

FIFA to decide Nigeria’s U-20 Women’s World Cup hosting fate September 12

Nigeria will on September 12 know the result of her bid to stage the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup when Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) formally announce the host nation.
Coach Clarence Seedorf was coy about his Cameroon future after the Indomitable Lions crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the Round of 16.

Cameroon sack Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert after Nations Cup failure

Cameroon have sacked Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf after their disappointing performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, with his departure coming after the country’s sports minister had demanded his exit.
Vitaly Mutko

CAS cancels Olympic lifetime ban on former Russian deputy premier

The lifetime ban slammed by International Olympic Committee on the former Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has been overturned.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Group wants Solomon Dalung reappointed as sports minister

The Nation Builders, a social reform group has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to reappoint the immediate past Minister of Youths and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, into his cabinet.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Afcon: President Buhari okays jumbo delegation to Egypt

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a jumbo delegation to cheer the Super Eagles to victory at the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt.
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Gabon appoint new head coach

Patrice Neveu has been named Gabon manager on a two-year contract to replace Daniel Cousin.
Kelechi Iheanacho

PFA to protest against Kelechi Iheanacho racial abuse

The Racist abuse of Kelechi Iheanacho that was allowed to stay on Twitter for more than 12 hours will be included in a dossier the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA)are going to present to social media bosses this month.
Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, said on Saturday he would like to be remembered as the minister who sanitised sports administration in Nigeria by democratising the operations of federations.

Minister Dalung hails Musa Kida-led NBBF Board on achievements

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has commended the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by its President Engineer Ahmadu Musa Kida on taking D’Tigers to number one team in Africa and 32nd in the world and D-Tigress to Number two in Africa and number 19 in the world rankings among other notable achievements of the Board at the NBBF Annual General Meeting held in Abuja yesterday.
New Zealand's sports minister has welcomed discussions about a potential name change for Super Rugby's Canterbury Crusaders in the wake of a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people.

New Zealand’s rugby team eyes name change after massacre

New Zealand's sports minister has welcomed discussions about a potential name change for Super Rugby's Canterbury Crusaders in the wake of a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people.

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