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Flying Eagles Skipper Daniel Bameyi has once again dominated the FIFA Players Statistics after Nigeria shocked all the bookies to beat Italy 2-0 at the U20 World Cup in Argentina.

The Yum Yum FC of Abuja versatile defender who is known for his silent hardworking qualities was the most rated among the Nigeria Backline with his Complete Passes , Most Attempted Line Breaks and Most Completed Line Breaks.

The Right Full Back continued from where he stopped against Dominican Republic with a total of 122 Passes, the highest of any player from both sides.

Bameyi also has the highest number of most Attempted Line break of Fifty four and the highest number of Completed Line breaks of Thirty.

His growing influence in the Nigerian team has continued to catch the attention of members of the FIFA Technical team and European Clubs.

Coach of the side Ladan Bosso said he is not surprised with the performance of his captain because of his top versatility.

The player can play at centre Back , at either side of full backs or Wing backs and Defensive Midfield.

The Flying Eagles ensured their smooth passage to the next round with the 2-0 win with goals from Lawal Salem Fago and Jude Sunday.

The win was a sweet revenge for Nigeria who lost with thesame scoreline thirty six years ago at the 1987 World Cup.

It is also the first time Nigeria is beating Italy at any level after the heart break of the Super Eagles in the hands of the Roberto Baggio inspired Italian team at the U.S.A World Cup.

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Sports Minister Hands Over Leadership To Permanent Secretary



The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has handed over the leadership of the Ministry to the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration ended on Monday. 

At the Handing Over Ceremony held today at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, the Minister thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve his Fatherland. 

He stated that the appointment enabled him to have a better knowledge and understanding of the challenges of governance as well as that of the youth in particular, adding that it also afforded him with the opportunity to  look out ways to profer solutions on complex issues in relation to governance. 

Dare who stated further that the portfolio also afforded him the avenue to encourage Nigerian youth to take up sports as a career for the socio-economic development of the country, called on them to also support the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration for enhanced development of the sector.

Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar commended Mr. Sunday Dare for his laudable initiatives in the Ministry.

While thanking the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration for creating an enabling environment for the sector to thrive, he pledged the support and cooperation of the staff and Management of the Ministry to the in coming Administration led by President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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