Sports Minister Congratulates Israel Adesanya On Title Defence
By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has congratulated Nigerian born UFC champion Isreal Adesanya on yet another successful title defence.
Early on Sunday in Las Vegas, Adesanya defeated Jared Cannonier to retain his UFC Middleweight crown with a unanimous decision victory. Dare, in a statement, praised Adesanya for being a worthy youth ambassador for the country.
The Minister said Nigeria is proud of the achievements of Israel Adesanya and another UFC champion Kamaru Usman, who have continued to identify with the country every time they compete.
“We are proud of Adesanya and Usman and we will continue to celebrate them because they always identify with Nigeria, they always proudly carry our flag everywhere they go,” Dare said.
“They are our global icons. We believe they have many more successes ahead of them.”