Following the commencement of payments to Nigerian athletes through the Athletes Relief Fund set up by Youth and Sports Development Minister, Mr Sunday Dare, to cushion the effects of COVID-19, commendations have poured in from the beneficiaries. Bode Abiodun said: “I want to appreciate this kind gesture from the minister for extending the palliative to us. God bless you sir. Your leadrship and abilities to get things done is an inspiration to us. May God reward you for your relentless efforts towards the athletes.” The minister floated the Athletes Relief Fund to cater for the needs of athletes following the suspension of all sporting activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. read also:Italy’s sports minister doubtful over Serie A restarting Chairman of Remo Stars Football Club Honourable Kunle Soname made a donation of N10m to the fund, with an anonymous Nigerian supporting with N1m. More funds are expected from other philanthropists who are already in touch with the ministry. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In an emotional letter to Dare on behalf of Special Sports athletes, Paralympian Ifeanyi Christian wrote: “I want to thank you for all the efforts and diligence you have put in towards bettering the welfare of Nigerian athletes. On behalf of my colleagues I want to sincerely appreciate the gesture of payment of relief funds to the athletes. May God bless you as you continue to lead the campaign for the improvement of athletes’ welfare.” Speaking in the same vein, Adeseye Ogunlewe Junior said: “I wish to say a big thank you to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development for the gesture of paying N50,000 each to athletes through the Sports Relief Fund. We are most grateful.” Glory Patrick stated: “For the special joy you added into my life and those of other athletes through the Athletes Relief Fund, we say a big thank you. May God bless the minister and all those that contributed to the fund.”Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More
Loading… Read Also: Man City table three-year contract for Lionel MessiThe former Porto playmaker returned to Los Blancos last summer following a two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich.James netted 15 goals and provided 20 assists in 67 games for the Bavarian club between 2017 and 2019.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez is on the verge of joining Everton with the role of the club’s manager Carlo Ancelotti crucial. A report in Marca makes the news on the front page of the Madrid outlet’s Thursday edition, claiming that the player is close on the switch to Goodison Park. It follows a report from England that Everton will sign James with a deal likely to be processed between €25m-30m with the front page of AS saying that a three-year deal will be signed. Ancelotti previously was the boss at Los Blancos for the Colombian’s first season at the club and it was comfortably his most successful season individually as he netted 16 goals, despite missing sections of the campaign through injury.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Incredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney Characters6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The Colombian featured just once in all competitions for the club since the 1-0 defeat at Real Mallorca in October. James has subsequently been strongly linked with a move away from the Spanish capital this summer amid suggestions that he and Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane do not have a close relationship, as he now dominates Real Madrid transfer news. Indeed, his exit is a priority for Madrid this summer as they look to offload players who are not in Zidane’s first-team plans and particularly those on sizable wage packets.