La Liga Santander Dare Receives Highest Honour From ANOCA President

Minister  of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare  has been honoured  by the Association of  National Olympics  Committees of Africa  with the Highest  Order of Sports Administrator  Award for his immense  contributions  to the growth  of the Olympics  Movement  and Sports in Africa.
Conferring the Award on the Minister  during a courtesy  visit to his office in Abuja on Tuesday,  President of ANOCA Mr. Mustapha Berraf said “ANOCA is happy with the role Dare played in ensuring  the completion of it’s  headquarters  in Abuja, and are very proud of all he had done for sports Development in Nigeria and Africa.
We hereby present this award  to you for your  great work and contributions  to sports Development.  
“We are very proud of you and look forward  to an enduring  relationship  for the future  of our sports”
In his response,  Mr. Dare thanked ANOCA for the honour and award which he described as quite special.

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He said, “When I met you  in Morocco few months on assumption  of office,  the chemistry  was spontaneous  because of our love for sports Development  in Africa. 
“Since I met you, I’ve  learnt alot about  sports in Africa  and it’s  bits of politics. 
“You need an undying  spirit  to succeed  in sports. 
“ANOCA has grown from strength  to strength and we are proud of hosting ANOCA office on our soil. 
“We sincerely  thank the IOC President  and yourself  for the role you played  in making Nigeria the Olympics  Capital of  Africa. 
“Thank you so much for the partnership  you offer us.”
On the 2020  Tokyo Olympics,  Mr Dare said the visit is timely, coming at a time Nigeria is  preparing  for the  Tokyo  Olympics to use the power of  sports and give hope to people that sports can conquer  covid-19.
As we look forward  to Tokyo, I wish that as Nigeria  excels, Algeria  can also excel so that we all can celebrate  Africa’s success. 
“I look forward  to the invitation  to the ANOCA meeting in Cairo, Egypt  as well as the African  Atheletics Championships in Algiers.”


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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