Nigeria: Commonwealth Video games – Govt Extols Workforce Nigeria’s Athletes for Clinching Medals

With the successes recorded on the conclusion of the 2022-23 season in August, the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL) has set September or the the primary week in October because the kickoff frame-time for the brand new season.

Heartland had been topped champions final season following a 2-0 win over Kano Pillars within the remaining of the Tremendous 8 in Asaba whereas Sokoto United, Adamawa United, Ikorodu Metropolis and Sensible Metropolis keep their NNL standing after survived relegation playoffs in Kano.

Chairman of the NNL board, George Aluo, gave the trace on the plans for the approaching season which based on him, will centre round matching the kickoff date with the Europeans season which might be in step with the directive of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) President Ibrahim Gusau.

The Nigerian soccer season in any respect degree has at all times been at variance with the remainder of world however the NFF management has vowed to buck the destructive development.

The NNL Chairman reiterated the stand of the nation’s governing physique and revealed that it is board will key into it as a part of its agenda on the Annual Basic Assembly (AGM).

“First Because the Commonwealth Youth Video games tagged TRINBAGO 2023, winds off, the federal authorities has applauded its athletes for yet one more podium efficiency.

The everlasting secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports activities and Youth Growth, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar in his congratulatory message to the staff at this time

applauded them for choosing up 8 medals and lifting the nation to the fifth place on the medals desk, even with solely 16 athletes representing the nation on the event.

Alhaji Ismaila defined that “of Nigeria’s 25 man contingent to the Recreation, sixteen (16) had been finally registered as athletes; and nearly all of the eight medals gained got here from observe and subject occasions, which is the normal mainstay of Nigerian Sports activities; aside from soccer.”

He added {that a} “important have a look at the ultimate medal desk for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Video games in Trinidad and Tobago, with emphasis on the nations within the prime seven, reveals that; Australia which had 84 Athletes, was first and gained as many as 26 Gold medals, to document a efficiency ratio of 30.95%. England, with 65 athletes, gained 16 Gold medals, and that provides a efficiency of about 24%. Scotland, which positioned third with 12 Gold medals gained by 52 athletes, had a efficiency ratio of about 23%. South Africa, ranked No 1 in Africa, with 54 athletes, gained seven Gold medals, recording a efficiency ratio of 12.96%, Workforce Nigeria, No. 2 in Africa with 16 athletes, clinched six Gold medals which represents 40% – the very best efficiency ratio; whereas Kenya, the third finest staff from Africa, with 36 Athletes, picked 5 Gold medals and recorded a efficiency ratio of 13.95%, to position total sixth.”

In line with him, “coming 2nd in Africa, intently behind South Africa and recording 40% within the competitors reveals not solely the dedication of our athletes within the subject of sports activities but in addition their need to carry the nation’s flag excessive in any respect worldwide competitions.Thus, they deserve our commendation,” he mentioned.

The everlasting secretary who affirmed the Federal Authorities’s satisfaction with the dedication of the nation’s athletes, particularly in current occasions and at international competitions, expressed optimism that Nigeria is certain to affix the group of famend sporting nations.

He subsequently known as on all sports activities loving Nigerians and related stakeholders within the subject of sports activities to affix arms with the Federal Authorities in making certain that the nation’s teeming youth are supplied with alternatives, not solely to excel of their chosen sports activities but in addition contribute to the socio-economic growth of the nation in step with the coverage thrust of the federal authorities.

The 2023 Commonwealth Youth Video games (CYG), which started within the Port of Spain, capital of Trinidad and Tobago, and ended on Saturday, August 12, 2023; is the seventh version, however the first for the reason that loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II and ascension of King Charles III.

The competitors is open for athletes between ages 14 to 18.

of all, I am blissful that we now have concluded the season with the relegation playoffs.