Dare is a true blessing to our sports – AFN

first_img The AFN president thanked the Minister for his bold move at reviving long-distance running in Nigeria. ‘The story over the years has always been that Nigeria can rival the East Africans in long-distance races if only we can expose the athletes to altitude training but no sports minister has made any real move towards making this a reality until Honourable Dare became Sports Minister. ‘Now our long-distance runners who showed great promise some 20,30 years ago when the likes of Abbas Mohammed ran 2 hours 16 in the marathon and home-based athletes like Abiodun Salami running 1:48 over the 800m after training at the Mambila Altitude Centre in Taraba state faded away due to our inability to build on those encouraging signs. ‘ read also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium Pavilion Hope has now been rekindled with the intervention of the Minister and in no distant future, Nigerian athletes will not only be battling for Olympic medals in the middle and long-distance races up to the marathon, but we will also be able to have youths making money competing in World Athletics labelled road races across the globe,’ said George who is excited to lead the AFN with Sunday Dare providing the leadership, inspiration and motivation needed to succeed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegancenter_img Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN ) has said Sunday Akinlabi Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development has been a real blessing to the sport of athletics and indeed all sports since he was made the number one sportsman in Nigeria last August. Dare wants to turn sports into a money spinning sector In a congratulatory message to the Minister on Friday on the occasion of his 54th birthday, the AFN through its president, Honourable Olamide George hailed Dare as a visionary leader. ‘The AFN and indeed all sports federations in Nigeria are blessed to have a man of vision as sports minister since August 21, 2019. He has redefined sports administration in Nigeria and has made it a business model attractive once again to corporate Nigeria,’ wrote George. ‘The mark of a true visionary is his ability to imagine the future and act on it, yielding great results in the process and then using this success for the benefit of others,’ added George.Advertisementlast_img read more

Vahid Halilhodzic: The Future will be Revealed Today

first_imgST Due to the results of the previous matches that Trabzonspor played, the future decision on the staying or leaving Trabzonspor will be critical today. Namely, the last five matches revealed the following results which directly influenced the decision on the Halilhodzic’s staying in the club. To be more precise, Trabzonspor wrote 2 victories, that is 2:1 against Metalist and 1:0 against Legia Warszawa. On the other side, Trabzonspor was defeated by Karabukspor with the result of 3:0. In addition, they wrote down two draws against Kasimpasa and Istanbul Basak.When he started to lead the Trabzonspor, on the official welcome ceremony he said that he would do his best to bring the team into the UEFA Champions League but admitted that the future was hard to predict. However, now all eyes are on the next match which will be decisive for Halilhodzic as well as for the Trabzonspor.The match all are waiting with lot of patience will be played today at 15:00 o’clock against Mersin İdmanyurdu.Vahid Halilhodžić (born 15 October 1952) is a former Bosnian footballer turned manager, currently in charge of Turkish club Trabzonspor.Regarded as one of the best Yugoslav players in the 1970s and 1980s, Halilhodžić had successful playing spells with Velež Mostar, and French clubs Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain before retiring in the mid-1980s. He also appeared for the Yugoslav national team and was part of the squads which won the 1978 European Under-21 Championship before earning 15 full international caps for Yugoslavia.last_img read more

Mike Leach calls Washington State players ‘fat, dumb, happy and entitled’ after ugly loss

first_img Three takeaways from No. 10 Notre Dame’s win over No. 18 Virginia Washington State coach Mike Leach, known to be outspoken, wasn’t holding back in assessing his players’ overall performance after the Cougars faced a 38-13 loss against Utah on Saturday. Leach called his players “fat, dumb, happy and entitled” following their second loss of the season. Mississippi State’s mascot Bully narrowly avoids disaster vs. Auburn Three takeaways from No. 17 Washington’s win over No. 21 USC Mike Leach post Utah https://t.co/xO5MAImtT5— Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR) September 29, 2019Washington State gave up 526 yards as the defense struggled to stop Utah. The Cougars’ offense wasn’t nearly as sharp, either, as they had only 313 total yards. Quarterback Anthony Gordon threw for 252 yards, completing 30 of 49 passes with two interceptions and one touchdown. While the Cougars won against Northern Colorado and Houston to start the season, they gave up a 32-point lead in the third quarter last Saturday while playing UCLA that resulted in a 67-63 loss.  “We’re a very soft team,” Leach told reporters (via ESPN). “We get a lot of good press. We like to read it a lot. We like to pat ourselves on the back, and if we get any resistance, we fold.”Leach continued: “I think we’ve got a bunch of free agents running around there that think they’re pretty special, and then as soon as something doesn’t go their way, they want to pout.” Related News “Last year’s team was a tough team for us. We got nearly the same guys. Then all of the sudden they’re not tough. They’re fat, dumb, unhappy and entitled,” Leach said.Washington State dropped to 0-2 in the Pac-12 and 3-2 overall with Saturday’s loss. The Cougars have a week off before facing Arizona State on Oct. 12.last_img read more

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski needs season-ending surgery, report says

first_img Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs receiver (shoulder) to resume practice Gostkowski missed four extra points and a field goal over the last three weeks. However, he’s made 7 of 8 field goals this season, with his only miss coming from 48 yards. There seems to be an explanation for Stephen Gostkowski’s slump.The Patriots have placed the veteran kicker on injured reserve with an undisclosed ailment, the team announced. #Patriots place K Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve: https://t.co/KcN97OucHD— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 2, 2019ESPN reported Gostkowski has a left hip injury that will require season-ending surgery, though he expects to be rehabilitated by next season.Patriots’ kicker Stephen Gostkowski has a left hip injury that will require season-ending surgery, per source. He is expected to be ready to kick for the 2020 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2019The news comes hours after it was reported that New England was looking to work out free-agent kickers amid Gostkowski’s struggles. Related News Roquan Smith update: Bears linebacker back at practice, could play Week 5 ESPN reported the workouts scheduled for Wednesday are “consistent with their due-diligence approach at all positions to keep emergency lists updated,” adding the timing of the workouts makes sense because of Gostkowski’s performance lately.The 35-year-old signed a two-year contract worth $8.5 million with New England in April. The Patriots (4-0) are slated to visit the Redskins (0-4) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Saquon Barkley injury update: Giants won’t rule out Week 5 return for running backlast_img read more