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Africa Games: We are not owning Team Nigeria-FG

By @vjwale

The Federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports has authoritatively confirmed the payment of all athletes of the Team Nigeria at the ongoing African Games 2019 in Rabat, Morocco . 

The Permanent  Secretary of the ministry,  Mr Olusade Adesola, confirmed this in a chat with the management on his arrival at Rabat, adding all outstanding allowances on the Games are been cleared.

Adesola, also commended both the individual and team spirit of competition of all athletes of Team Nigeria, the Secretary Generals, Coaches and officials who are all making it possible for Nigeria in achieving podium performances in the recent hauls of clean medals.

He also reaffirmed the ministry’s commitments to support Team Nigeria in ending their campaign as winners of the 12th edition of the Africa showpiece.

Adesola, however noted that the Ministry also revived the practice of bringing former Olympians to motivate and encourage the athletes by inviting Falilat Ogunkoya, MON and Mr Olumide Oyedeji of the Athletes Commission.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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