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NRFF Set Senegal 2022 Youth Olympics Target

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NRFF Set Senegal 2022 Youth Olympics Target
Nigeria Rugby football Federation (NRFF) is dreaming of assembling a formidable team that can qualify for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games billed to hold in Senegal.

Senegal became the first country in Africa to get the nod to host an international world sports event like the Olympics following the announcement yesterday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the West African country has won the right to organise the fourth summer Youth Olympics.

The Nigeria rugby board which congratulated Senegal for getting the hosting right, said all hands are on deck to assemble a strong team that would pick the Africa ticket to participate in the rugby sevens event, which debuted at 2014 games in Nanjing.

Rugby sport is among the 32 sports at the 2018 Youth Olympics holding in Argentina.

Nigeria’s technical director, Williams Ntiense said the NRFF was poised to revamp rugby in the country, adding that the body would not relent in getting more youths to take to the game.

“Nigeria will surely send a team to the 2022 Youth Olympics to participate in rugby event if we qualified from the Africa process of selection.

“The NRFF is working hard to build a solid team from all levels to represent the country well in international engagements.

The Black Stallions was not listed for the 2018 Africa Rugby championship, which will take place in Tunisia because of the sanction placed on the board in 2017.

All the process for the countries that would take part in the event was done in 2017,’’ he said.

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Morocco And Spain To Place Joint Bid For 2030 FIFA World Cup

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Morocco And Spain To Place Joint Bid For 2030 FIFA World Cup

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez says Spain and Morocco are discussing the possibility of placing a joint bid for the 2030 FIFA world cup.

The Spanish Premier has already held talks with Morocco’s King Mohammed the sixth about the same. If the bid were to be successful, it would present the possibility of one of the most interesting world cup showdowns ever.

According to the Spanish Prime Minister, the bid would involve Portugal as well. The first joint hosting of the world cup was in 2002. The tournament was hosted by Japan and South Korea, for the first time in Asia.

This will not be the first joint hosting bid by three countries. The 2026 FIFA world cup will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Gernot Rohr Searches For Grade A Matches To Prepare Super Eagles For AFCON 2019

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Gernot Rohr Searches For Grade A Matches To Prepare Super Eagles For AFCON 2019

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr wants top friendlies to prepare his team for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles are already qualified for the tournament with a game to spare, and Rohr is hopeful that the team will be kept busy with at least three grade a matches.

The Super Eagles have won the AFCON three times, but they are only back in the tournament proper in four years after they failed to qualify for the last two editions in 2015 and 2017.

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Tendai Mtawarira Launches Foundation In Zimbabwe

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Tendai Mtawarira Launches Foundation In Zimbabwe

South African national rugby team player, Tendai Mtawarira, nicknamed “The Beast”, has launched a foundation aimed at introducing the game to rural areas in Zimbabwe, his home country.

The Get Involved Foundation also seeks to foster social cohesion and promote education across Africa.

Explaining his motivation, Mtawarira says he represents the whole continent, and wants to inspire all youths in Africa.

Mtawarira plays for the Durban-based side, The Sharks, and the national team. He says he wants to use his foundation, launched in London on Sunday, to give African children a better chance in life through sport.

Mtawarira has played for the Springboks for the last 11 years and amassed more than 100 caps, a rare feat in the game.

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