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Team Nigeria ’s dead!

By Fidelis Ebu
Indications are rife that the Team Nigeria that hitherto served as marketing department of the National Sports Commission that sourced for fund for the country’s preparation and participation in major international engagements as well as the Commonwealth and Olympics Games has been scrapped.

Team Nigeria 2003 Photo; african-sport

Minister and Chairman National Sports Commission, Professor Taoheed Adedoja gave the indication to that effect when he said a ministerial sponsorship drive would be set up to ensure adequate fund from the corporate world for the sports sector to prosecute its project without constantly running to the government.

Professor Adedoja said the move was to change government bankrolling the country’s preparation and participation at major games such as the All Africa Games, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

While promising to revamp the sports sector, the NSC new helmsman said he was prepared to transform the sports sector focusing attention on the cadet football, as he emphasised resuscitating school football programme that could conveniently produce the real Under_17 players.


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