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“No Discrimination Between Men’s And Women’s Football In Benue”, Says Paul Edeh

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The Chairman of the Benue State Football Association, Barrister Paul Edeh, has announced that there will be no discrimination between men and women’s football in the state.

Edeh made this declaration during the final of the State FA Cup on Saturday at the JS Tarka Stadium, Gboko, where Lobi Stars outscored Flight FC 2-1 to lift the title.

He emphasized that both men and women’s football teams will receive equal supports, resources and opportunities to excel in the sport. Barrister Edeh stated that it is important to promote gender equality in football and ensure that both male and female players have the same opportunity to showcase their God-given talents and compete at a high level.

The Benue State FA Chairman also announced that the cash rewards from any competition participated by the two genders will be equal.

“In Benue State, there’s no discrimination between men and women’s football. Edeh stated

“The same support the FA gives to men football teams goes to the women’s football clubs. Even in a competition like the State FA Cup, both champions (women’s and men) will receive the same amount, even when men’s teams played more matches than the opposite sex. We are committed to creating a level playing ground for every athlete irrespective of their gender. Even the trophies lifted by both the men and women FA Cup champions are same in size and everything.” He said.

In all, the announcement by the Benue State FA Chairman signals a positive step towards promoting inclusivity and equality in football, and set a strong example for other football associations to follow.

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Ministry of Sports unveils partnership with Yanga Games

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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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