By Jimoh SakaThe Vice President of Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, Tunji Fasimoye, has commended the efforts of the federation, the players, media, and all stakeholders for their efforts in achieving so much since the inauguration of the NRFF board less than two years ago.
The commendation is coming on the backdrop of last week’s announcement by the World Rugby’s ranking of Nigeria’s rise to 73rd place in the world and 11th in Africa, in its latest World Rugby rankings.
The former national team player said that without the collective efforts of all stakeholders, such achievements would not have been possible.
He described the media as a genuine partner in progress, appreciating them for projecting the image of the sport in good light and supporting the activities of the federation through objective and accurate reportage of their activities.
Speaking further, Fasimoye also lauded the Senior national team captained by Azeez Ladipo, for representing their fatherland well whenever they were called upon to serve the nation.
This was demonstrated during last year’s Africa cup 1C in Botswana, where the trio of Christian Ogar, Azeez Ladipo and Isaac Sani were voted man of the match against Zambia, Swaziland and South African Cell C champions; Impala respectively.
Nigeria ranked 81st in the world and 13th in Africa prior to the 2014 Africa Nations Cup 1C in, which the Black Stallions placed third behind Botswana and Mauritius.
It quickly climbed three places to 78th after the tournament.