The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare has declared that he is not a Football Minister that he will focus on other sports.
NAIRASPORTS Report that Nigeria football team failed to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympic.
NAIRA SPORTS can report that Nigeria qualifies for 11 sports and 5 Sports for the Paralympic after failing to pick football tickets since both men and female national teams failed to qualify.
The sports include Athletics, Rowing, Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Taekwondo, Boxing, Weightlifting, Canoeing, Wrestling, and Gymnastics
Paralympics include Para Athletics, Para Canoeing, Para Powerlifting, Para-Rowing, and Para Table Tennis
The Olympic that ought to Flagg off on July 24 and will last till Aug. 9 this year was postponed to next year because of the virus. The games will open On July 23, 2021, and close Aug. 8, 2021, while the Paralympics will be held Aug. 24 through Sept. 5, 2021.
The Games have never before been postponed in this way, but they were canceled in 1916, 1940 – also a planned Tokyo Games – and 1944, during the first and second world wars.
He said further that development of all sports is his mani focus and take Nigeria’s Sports to next level.
“I’m not a football Minister, I believe in the totality of the development of various sports that we have in this country.
Yes, Football might enjoy a level prominence because of the huge followership, but we must not lose sight on other sports. Other countries have become great, not because of football, but because of long-distance or other sporting activities.” he told Brila FM
Dare is a veteran journalist who has worked in both Television, Radio and Print for decades.