Sports Minister Charges Joshua, Usman, Falconets to Bounce Back from Defeats


The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says boxer Anthony Joshua, UFC fighter Kamaru Usman and the women’s national U20 football team, the Falconets should not allow their defeats over the weekend dampen their spirits.

Nigerian born Joshua and Usman lost World Title bouts in boxing and mixed martial arts while the Falconets crashed out of the FIFA U20 Women World Cup at the quarter final stage.

The Minister says inspite of their losses, they can keep their heads up because they gave their best and performed gallantly.

Sports Minister Sunday Dare says Nigeria is still proud of them and they remain national heroes and heroines, believing they will bounce back again, stronger and better.

The Honourable Minister urges Nigerians to rally round the trio and help quicken the process of their recovery because when they were on top they made Nigeria proud and even at this time of their losses and setback they are still national heroes and heroines who deserve to be supported.