Youth Games: Ministry to punish states with over-aged athletes

By Daily Sports on April 8, 2017

Views: 2,640

Ademola Are, Director, Grassroots Sports Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports, says that states that will feature overage athletes at the National Youth Games (NYG) will be fined N50,000 per athlete.

Are, who made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, said that the technical committee of the Games would monitor to ensure compliance and enforcement.

The NYG is slated to hold at the University of Ilorin in September.

“Only U-17 athletes will be allowed to participate in the Games and any state that is found wanting will pay a fine of N50,000 per athlete.

“There is no compromise on it. The directors of sports have agreed that the rule must be enforced.

“The meeting with the secretaries of various sports federations is an off-shoot of the meeting with directors of sports to make sure that the secretaries are up and doing.

“We want them to be responsible for the actions that will be taking place in Ilorin,” he told NAN.

“The secretaries are to ensure that overage athletes are not used for this competition, and if this happens, they will be held responsible as well as the states that these athletes represent.

“They are to ensure the proper organisation of their sports at the University of Ilorin, we don’t want any lapses,” he said.

Photo shows Director, Grassroots Sports Development, Ademola Are.

Source Daily Sports

Posted April 8, 2017


You may also like...
Sharapova appeal: ITF warns players over claiming ignorance...

No Man.United Contact yet - Mourinho

CAA ASABA 2018: Kenya Tops African Athletics Championships...

Pochettino extends contract as Tottenham manager till 2023...

Alex Iwobi “soon to break into Arsenal’s starting...

Atletico Extend Lead At Top Of La Liga...


Latest News Enyimba Handed Tough Caf Cup Test But Finidi Says No Cause For Alarm Iheanacho Seeks 10th Carabao Cup Goal, Onyeka Set For Third Outing Salah Leads Alan Shearer’s Team Of The Week, EPL Record Scorer Hails Liverpool Star As The World’s Best FIFA Slams 2-year Ban On Another Nigerian Coach Chelsea Squeeze Into Carabao Cup Last Eight After Beating Southampton Zidane Won’t Seek Man Utd Job: Sources Arsenal Beat Leeds To Reach Carabao Cup Quarter-Finals Rangers Hoping To Keep Nigerian Stars For Crunch Celtic Clash Verratti To Miss Four Weeks With Hip Injury Ancelotti: I ‘Prefer Another Player” To Hazard Chelsea Remain Interested In Jules Kounde Giroud Fires Low-key Milan Top Of Serie A


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (49,110 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (40,404 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (38,873 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (38,821 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (38,520 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (38,280 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,061 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (37,350 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (36,860 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (35,829 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,102 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (33,555 views)




News Athletics (387) Basketball (255) Boxing (677) Columnists (646) Euro Soccer Update (12535) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (64) Golf (101) Interviews (16) Live Commentary (6) News (7431) NPL Glo Premier League (1295) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (9) Tennis (821)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media