Coronavirus: Nigeria suspends 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations bid

first_img The 12th edition of the continental women’s showpiece is slated for November 23 to December 20 this year but no host has been named yet. Nigeria’s football governing body confirmed its interest to bid for the 2020 Awcon hosting rights, along with two-time winners Equatorial Guinea in January. The postponement of the major continental competition, including the 2020 Awcon opening qualifier due to the outbreak of the virus in Africa, has now precipitated the NFF’s decision.Advertisement “The NFF’s priority now is the battle against coronavirus, which is affecting the whole world,” the NFF secretary-general Mohammed Sanusi told the Guardian. “We want to win the battle by getting a cure so that sporting activities will resume. read also:NFF calls for prayers against deaths, kidnappings of players “We cannot start discussing or lobbying Caf now for the hosting right of the African Women Championship when there is a global health issue affecting the lives of people every day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended their hosting rights bid for the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations (Awcon) amid the coronavirus pandemic. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonelast_img read more

Saraki shines as ABS FC partner with Kanu International Football Academy

first_imgRelatedPosts ABS FC gets interim Technical Adviser ABS set to unveil new coach NNL: ABS goes on indefinite break It was glitz and glamour in Lagos as Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki shone like a billion stars in the hearts of thousands of Nigerian youths.He warmed his ways into the hearts of the highly enthusiastic youths by setting the records of the signing of the historic and developmental partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy on Tuesday. Saraki, who is one of the few private owners of Nigerian football clubs, re-emphasised his desires for the continued growth and development of the Nigerian youth in the pact between his team, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club, and Africa’s largest football academy, Kanu International Football Academy.Ably represented at the event by ABS FC’s Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, the former Senate President remarked that the essence of establishing his football team is to give thousands of talented, but hapless Nigerian youths a leeway in life and help them chart a positive path for their careers.He said: “We are truly committed to the development of Nigerian football, particularly at the grassroots level, which is home to millions of immensely talented young Nigerians.“This historic partnership with Kanu International Football Academy, which is one of the better organized and largest in Nigeria and Africa, is strategic and very important to the ideas behind the establishment of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club.“And with this partnership, Nigerian football can only get better.” The Director-General of Kanu International Football Academy, Prince Dapo Ajibade, expressed his excitement at the signing of the partnership with ABS FC, which he gleefully described as a great move that would positively change the narratives as it concerns grassroots football development in Nigeria.Ajibade said: “This partnership is a great move that will certainly impact positively on the fortunes of Nigerian football and thousands of gifted but hapless Nigerian youths.“At KIFA, we have the largest pool of young and talented footballers in our well manned 100 centres of excellence, spread across the 36 states and FCT in Nigeria.“I can confidently state that the future of Nigerian football is positively secured.“While KIFA discovers, ABS will develop, and that is the way forward for our football.” This is not the Former Senate President’s first time of empowering and engineering youth development through sport.It is recalled that as Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011, Saraki established the prestigious Kwara Football Academy, which has trained so many youths in football skills, many of whom are prizewinners at national and international football clubs and teams today.Tags: Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football ClubAlloy ChukwuemekaKanu International Football Academy.Kwara Football AcademySenator Abubakar Bukola Sarakilast_img read more