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World Rugby lifts Nigeria’s suspension from worldwide championships

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In an official letter by World Rugby’s Chief Worldwide Relations and Participation Officer, David Carigy, he acknowledged that Nigeria Rugby Soccer Federation has been reinstated. NRFF is to submit progress of actions to World Rugby Council in 2024 and pledged to assist the sport develop within the nation.

Nigeria was suspended from all worldwide Rugby actions following the dissolution of all Federation Boards together with Rugby by the Ministry of Sports activities in April 2021. The suspension stopped Nigeria from that includes in some worldwide engagements together with Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifiers, Birmingham Commonwealth Video games qualifiers and the simply concluded Africa Girls’s Cup.

Chatting with journalists yesterday, NRFF President, Dr Ademola Are counseled World Rugby for giving Nigeria the nod to rejoin the worldwide scene. He pledged that his administration wouldn’t relent in making rugby extra well-liked within the nation.

“I’m comfortable to see that Nigeria is again to the worldwide scene. On assuming workplace because the president of (NRFF), I acknowledged that it could not take too lengthy for Nigeria to be again within the worldwide scene.”

The journey has not been straightforward, Nonetheless, I thank World Rugby for understanding the necessity to develop the sport in Nigeria by lifting the ban. I additionally thank the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports activities, Chief Sunday Dare and NRFF Board Members for his or her continued help and to not omit Rugby gamers and Followers for his or her persistence in addition to the media for sticking with us via thick and skinny. We are saying Thanks all.

“We’re grateful. This latest growth would make the NRFF to redouble its efforts and maintain working exhausting to reposition our nationwide rugby workforce (The Black Stallions), our feminine workforce, Nigerian home golf equipment and grassroots growth programmes.” Dr Ademola concluded.

Talking with NRFF Normal Supervisor, Mr Azeez Ladipo, ‘’We’re working to make sure our nationwide League kicks off in 2023. As you realize we have now the Northern League and Southern Leagues to maintain our gamers going. Our goal is to see that rugby is performed in all a part of the nation, for this reason we’re specializing in grooming youngsters in Rugby” Ladipo declared.