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African Women’s Volleyball Championship, Commodore Aliyu Pindar Assures Better Outing



Joel Ajayi

The Coordinator of the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Spikers volleyball team Commodore Aliyu Pindar has assured a better outing for his team at the forthcoming 2022 African Women’s Volleyball Club Championship in Tunisia.

He gave this assurance during the ongoing 2021 National Division 1 Volleyball League.

The CNS Spikers secured victory from all five games played so far, to be on top of the table of the league.

He lauded the Chief of Naval staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, for the support given to CNS Spikers (men and women team), a gesture that is bringing results for the force.

Pindar said, “We came into this competition for the division one League fully prepared with the female team like their counterpart male team in Taraba and you can see, they have topped phase one of both the male and female league after winning all their matches and they have remained unbeaten in the league.

“The CNS Spikers female team have made us proud. it is all about hard work and motivation, that is what made them to perform well.

Commodore Aliyu, who is also the FCT volleyball Chairman added that: “The vision of the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, is to reposition sports in the Nigerian Navy and you can see that results are beginning to show.

“The CNS Spikers are well motivated and they have been in camp, training and preparing for all the competitions and participation in the National Volleyball league.

“As we speak, the CNS has also approved the team’s participation in the African Women Volleyball Championship in Tunisia and we are preparing to leave, on Friday to represent Nigeria at the competition in Tunisia.

“You can see that from their performance, the CNS Spikers Volleyball Club are well prepared, I can bet and assure Nigerians that we will go to Tunisia and do us proud.

“They have been in camp from Lagos and now in Abuja, we have been preparing for all the competitions; they are well prepared and they are happy.That’s the motivation and you can see that some of our players will surely be selected into the National team at the different age categories,” He said.

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Mavlon FC arrives Europe on 21 days training tour



The management of Mavlon FC have taken another giant stride in the development of her players by embarking on a training tour in Europe.

The team led by the chief coach, Muyiwa Showole, comprised of players and other officials, arrived Bulgaria on a training tour of 21 days that will see Mavlon FC play friendly games with some clubs in the Eastern European country.

In May, Mavlon FC were guests of Golden Eaglets at the FIFA goal project, Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja  when they engaged the National U 17 team of Nigeria in a friendly game, which witnessed sublime football artistries from both sides all through 90 minutes.

The team displayed strong football qualities despite losing 1-0 to the Eaglets.

24 hours later, Mavlon FC were too formidable for Tiki Taka academy, beating the team at their home ground in Abuja 1-0 in another friendly game played in Abuja Al geared into putting the team is great shape ahead of the training in Bulgaria, Europe.

It is also interesting to note that Mavlon FC has Stephen Emmanuel, one of the players of the victorious Golden Eaglets team that won the WAFU B U17 tournament last Friday, making the training tour of the team.

Below are the friendly games lined up for the team in Bulgaria

01.07. 2022. 

Mavlon FC vs FC Montana. 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria. 


Mavlon FC vs FC Makedonija G.P.(NMacedonia). 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.


Mavlon FC vs FC Levski-Krumovgrad. Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.


Mavlon FC vs Levski-Karlovo. 

Game Time: 10:30am

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria. 

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