Under-fire Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has promised Nigerians that the incoming 2017 will be a great year for Nigerian sports while admitting he has learnt from his mistakes.
Sports ministry will learn from its mistakes to make 2017 a trophy-laden year for Nigeria.
Speaking at the town hall meeting with the youths at the state house banquet hall Abuja, Dalung promised that the sports ministry will learn from its mistakes in 2016.
Dalung was answering a question from a member of the audience who asked the minister to comment on poor year for sports in Nigeria. Nigeria performed badly at the Rio Olympics and had only a bronze medal to show from the men’s football tournament.
The athletes were not properly catered for with funds going missing. The Super Eagles and Super Falcons at various times protested unpaid allowances.
The Eagles failed to qualify for AFCON 2017 while the Falcons managed to win a record 8th African Women Nations Cup.
Despite the overall poor year, Dalung has promised to learn from his mistakes to make 2017 a pleasurable one for Nigeria.