Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Glasgow2014: NFF Congratulates Sports Minister On Success In Commonwealth Games

Blessing Okagbare, the star of the
Nigerian Team at the Commonwealth
Games 2014, pictured at the London
2012 Olympics.
The Nigeria Football Federation has
congratulated the Honourable Minister/
Chairman, National Sports Commission,
Dr. Tammy Danagogo on the
tremendous success achieved by
Nigeria's athletes at the just –concluded
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,
NFF's Acting President, Chief Mike
Umeh said on Monday that the glorious
outing deserved praise from all lovers of
excellence, and said the success was a
reflection of the hard work and total
dedication that had been encouraged
by the Commission's engine room.
"The Honourable Minister, Dr. Tammy
Danagogo is the head of the unit that
has brought us this global glory, and
we must praise him accordingly. It is on
record that our athletes to Glasgow did
a little better than what the contingent
to New Delhi, India four years ago did.
"We also commend the Director
General, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye and
his Directors for the preparation of the
Umeh contended that Dr. Danagogo,
who came into office less than five
months ago, has proven to be a positive
force for Nigeria sports, recalling
Nigeria's glorious run at the 2nd Africa
Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana
(where the country's youthful footballers
also won gold) and the Super Eagles'
Round of 16 berth at the FIFA World
Cup finals in Brazil, the first in 16 years.
The Commonwealth Games came to an
end on Sunday evening with Nigeria
finishing in eighth position after
scooping 11 gold, 11 silver and 14
bronze medals – highlighted by
delectable Blessing Okagbare's
superlative sprint double.
It is the second best performance by
Nigeria at the 84 –year old quadrennial
Games, slightly edged by the 11 gold,
13 silver and 13 bronze medals won at
the Games in Victoria, Canada in 1994.

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