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Taiyo International Foundation Provides NRFF with Balls, Training Ladders, and Bags



One of Japan’s leading foundations, Taiyo International, has generously contributed a new set of Rugby equipment to the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation.

Known for championing grassroots sports development globally, the foundation provided the federation with Rugby balls, training ladders, and bags.

Expressing gratitude for the timely support, NRFF President, Dr. Ademola Are, acknowledged the foundation’s consistent backing for grassroots sports and specifically for rugby.

“We appreciate the support for rugby, which is crucial for our national teams’ training camps and grassroots development of the game. Your passion for sports development at the grassroots is evident through repeated donations, and we are sincerely grateful.”

Dr. Are expressed hope for Nigeria’s participation in the Rugby World Cup, envisioning a day when they can thank those who contributed to their journey.

Taiyo Foundation’s commitment extends beyond this occasion, having previously made significant contributions to the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

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CG Adeniyi Pledges More Support For Customs Team



Joel Ajayi

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service NCS Adewale Adeniyi, has pledged to continue to support the Customs Sports Teams to enable them to bring more glory to the service.

CG stated this on Tuesday when Nigeria Custom ladies secured the tickets to represent the Service and Nigeria at the forthcoming 2023 Africa Women’s Basketball League AWBL in Egypt.

Comptroller General who was represented at the event by the Deputy Comptroller General Enforcement Inspection and Investigation Abba Kura charged the team to go to Egypt and make Nigeria proud.

He said: “For this tournament, they have done well, the Service is going to encourage them to do more, I pray for them to succeed in Egypt, and to come back with the trophy to Nigeria.

“It has been a tradition of the Nigeria Customs Service to encourage officers who participate actively in sports, apart from that, we encourage all our teams in all sports and make sure that they succeed in any event they participate.”

However, at the end FIBA Africa Zone 3 Women Qualifiers tournament in Abuja, NSC topped the table with 6 points after winning two games, while the ASPAC of Benin Republic played two games won one, and lost one to secure 3 points, and the third participant Olukoya Ladies lost the two games with no points.

The Borders ladies defeated the Olukoya ladies by 55:49 to secure their second victory.

Also, the 2023  Africa Women’s Basketball League will take place in Cairo, Egypt from December 11th to 18th this year.

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