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Mark D Ball:Igoche Mark Thanks Stakeholders for Support



The Initiator, and Chief Executive Officer of Mark D Ball Basketball Championships, Mr. Igoche Mark has thanked all those who contributed in different ways towards a hugely successful 10th edition of the championship, and the first one to be held in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Mark, who personally issued the thank you message, in a statement he signed on behalf the Organisers of the 2022 Mark D Ball Basketball Championship, said the success achieved in this year’s championships which saw a total of twenty four(24) elite men’s teams and sixteen(16) women’s teams compete for honours, testifies to the irreversable fact that the new era of the nation’s domestic basketball, as enunciated by his pet project, the new face of Nigeria’s Basketball is well underway and fully on course to achieving greatness.

Mark who is also President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF),
also reserved praise for the Ministry of Youth and Sports; Officials of the federation (NBBF), Referees, Technical Officials, Club Owners, Security Operatives, Coaches, Players, and the Media for their unflinching, unweivering, and professionsl support throughout the period of the championships.

Mark ended the statement by pledging his absolute loyality to all facets of the slam and dunk game, in Nigeria; with the promise to invest more resources and time, with a view to engendering a rancour free NBBF, promoting unity amongst all stakeholders, sponsors and lovers of the Nigerian game, and doing more to give raw talents identified in the championships, and anywhere in the country, the lift they desire to attain stardom.

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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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