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2022 Volleyball Nat Division 1, LMC Assures better league



Joel Ajayi
The LMC Chairman, Committee chairman as well as second Vice President of the volleyball federation, Monica Ngozi Ezugwu has assured a better outing at the ongoing 2022 Volleyball National Division 1 League.

The event that is holding inside indoor basketball hall of  Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja package B will see 12 teams, male and female, compete for honour.

Speaking after their meeting on Friday, Mrs Ezugwu expressed that everything has been put in place to ensure  success of the league.

According to her,  we just had meeting with the coaches and the Referee on  the new amendment that have just come in, in terms of both the clubs, registrations, relegations and clubs transfer . 

“We were able to inform them that from next year, there is  going to be some fees that will  be paid if a player is going to move to another club and how the money is going to be shared  between the club, player’s and federation, we have informed them.

“We have also encouraged the Referee to continue with their good work in terms of officiating, to ensure that the players and crowd who are watching, is satisfied with their officiating 

“Also, we have inform all  the coaches to ensure their players were well kitted because we have promised that this year division one league is going to come  with surprises why because we have our young eaglet youth  many of them are going to surprise the old players  and I want to encourage the old clubs that they shouldn’t think that it’s going to be easy for them because the youth are very serious they are going to surprise the old players.” She assured.

On his own, the Technical Director of Volleyball  Martin Menladi said the league is starting with the female matches.
“We have a total of 12 teams participating, 6 males and 6 females on ground . 

“We are going to start the males matches on Saturday immediately after the first female match.” 

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Ekiti FA Congratulates Flying Eagles’ Tolulope Ojo On WAFU Cup Heroics



By Akeem Busari 

Ekiti State Football Association has congratulated fast rising forward Tolulope Ojo for his historic feats during the just concluded WAFU U20 Championship held in Niger.

The fast paced attacker featured only in the semi final and the final matches of the competition. 

The Flying Eagles defeated Benin 3-1  in the final to emerge winners and qualify for the AFCON U-20 Championship slated to hold later year in Egypt. And with Ekiti State born and Remo Stars’ attacker Tolulope Ojo scoring a brace in the final match. 

Speaking with Nigeria Sports Centre, Ekiti FA Boss Bayo Olanlege, expressed his happiness on feat of the team, just as he was particularly thrilled by the performances of Ojo, who was discovered during one of the schools football tournaments in the state and then exposed to grassroots club football before he went ahead to don colours of Ekiti United, Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars. 

” We congratulate the Flying Eagles for emerging winners of the WAFU U20 Cup. However, it is more gratifying to note that our own ‘son’ Tolulope Ojo was the hero of the final match. We are indeed, proud of him and happy with his achievements so far,” the youthful football administrator remarked. 

“We also believe that the heroics of Ojo is a testament to the determination of the FA to develop grassroots football in the state and build a sustainable and longer lasting football ecosystem,” he stated confidently. 

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