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Again! Sunday Dare Gives Back to Society, as Black Scorpion FC Gets Unveiling Date



Renowned for his dedication to national development and progress of his homeland, one of Nigeria’s most illustrious sons, Chief Sunday Dare has initiated yet another significant endeavor with the establishment of Black Scorpion Football Club, which is set for unveiling on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Black Scorpion FC, a brainchild of the former Minister of Youth and Sports Development will be based in Ogbomoso, Oyo state as it is poised to make its debut in the NLO 1 division of the Nigerian Football league system. The official unveiling ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd in Ogbomoso and will be graced by the esteemed presence of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Olaoye, serving as the special guest of honor. Additionally, the event will witness the attendance of distinguished ex-Nigerian internationals including Mutiu Adepoju, Seyi Olofinjana, Dimeji Lawal, among others.

Chief Dare has consistently exhibited profound dedication to the development of Nigeria and the welfare of his people. Among his notable contributions are the facilitation of the refurbishment of Basketball ball court at LAUTEH, renovation of pavilion at soun Stadium, that is roofing of Soun stadium. spearheading a 1.3 billion naira Ecological and Erosion Control Project, and facilitating the disbursement of interest-free loans under the Micro Enterprise Enhancement Scheme (MEES) to over 300 women across the 33 local government areas of Oyo State.

Furthermore, Chief Dare has sponsored the training of 40 coaches abroad, donated a 30-room ensuite hostel to Ayede Polytechnic, and provided 150,000 naira in cash relief to widows, the elderly, and women of the Ogbomoso Omolaso Society. Additionally, he has facilitated the provision of equipment to Okelerin Primary Hospital in Ogbomoso.

Dare facilitated free food relief packages across all zones in Oyo State, as well as aiding over 1650 youths undertake trade and skills acquisition programmes. These are only but a few programs and donations which he has undertaken to aid growth and development in the land. He went further to donate 17 seater bus fo federal Polytechnic Ayede, built and donated Ogbomoso sports arena and youth centre, Ikoyi Ile Multi Sports stadium project of close to half a billion naira has since commenced in ogbomoso. Just a few to mention.

The establishment of Black Scorpion FC serves as another chapter in Chief Sunday Dare’s undying commitment to uplifting communities and engendering development in Nigeria.

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Ministry of Sports unveils partnership with Yanga Games



Joel Ajayi

Towards creating a new dawn for Nigerian Sports, the Federal Ministry of Sports has signed a landmark agreement with top lottery company Yanga Games to raise the revenue profile of the Ministry and ensure a new deal for the welfare of athletes.

Speaking during the unveiling of the partnership between the Ministry and Yanga Games in Lagos on Friday, Chairman/CEO of Yanga Games Mr Derrick David Kentebe said “We are so super excited by this opportunity to work with the Ministry of Sports Development to change the narrative about Sports in the country. We see an opportunity for marketing our athletes and sports generally. We shall avail ourselves of the best use of this unique and special partnership. We shall pursue this mandate with vigor, passion, and unrivaled commitment to bring benefits to all the critical stakeholders.

The agreement according to Kentebe will provide support for retired athletes, enhance grassroots sports Development, and advance the potential of special athletes.a

He assured that ” Yanga Games can raise funds on behalf of the Ministry of Sports for athletes’ Development, endorsement, and sponsorship deals for athletes”.

Minister of Sports Senator John Owan Enoh assured that the Ministry has total and absolute confidence in YangaGames to deliver on the given mandate.

“Gone are the era when we depended solely on the government to fund sports development. We are partnering with YangaGames to bring maximum benefits to the athletes and all critical stakeholders. We shall give institutional encouragement and support to the Management of Yanga Games to succeed in this onerous task of rebuilding our sports sub-sector.”

Kentebe said ” We shall raise about 34 Billion in the next four years to assist athletes and improve sports in the country. We shall help to develop grassroots sports and sustain youth involvement through raffle draws, fund raisers, and other avenues.

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