Dare hails President, PTF on start of sporting activities

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, yesterday hailed the decision to commence football and team sports by the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, saying that all sports are to be completed…

National Stadium business owners get seven days quit notice

Hard-pressed business owners at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos have called on the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to give them more time to vacate the sprawling sports complex. The Sports Ministry’s National Stadium restoration committee yesterday, gave the affected persons…

Abiola Stadium won’t end up like National Stadium – Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has given illegal occupants of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja 25 days to vacate the facility. Dare who gave the order while inspecting the stadium on Saturday, said the move was to…

Sports Ministry foots part of Ikhana’s medical bills

Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has supported coach Kadiri Ikhana with a sum of money. It could be recalled that Ikhana came to Abuja some months ago for medical treatment, which included surgery and had cried out for help.…

MKO Abiola National stadium is functional, says Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has declared that the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja is functional and ready to be used for competitions. Speaking on the sidelines during the renaming and unveiling of the signage…

Dare pays tribute to Okwaraji’s mum as burial holds June ending

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has paid glowing tribute to the mother of late Super Eagles player Samuel Okwaraji, Lady Janet Okwaraji who passed on recently at the age of 83. The minister expressed shock…

Ministry needs N10bn to renovate sporting facilities – Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the ministry needs between N5bn and N10bn to renovate sporting facilities across the country. Dare made this known in a statement signed by his media office on Thursday. The PUNCH had…

Why I allowed NFF to renew Rohr’s contract – Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare yesterday said he consented to a fresh contract for Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr because the Franco-German football tactician deserves the right of first refusal. Before the contract between…

I want a competent coach for Eagles – Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the Super Eagles deserve a world-class coach. In a video made available to The PUNCH, Dare refused to rule out current Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, from the national team job,…

National Council of Sports will fix new date for NSF – Dare

The Minister of Sports and Youth development, Mr Sunday Dare has said the National Council for Sports (NCS), will soon meet to do a review of the postponement of the 2020 National Sports Festival and possibly choose a new date…

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