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Minister Wins Global Excellence’s Sports Personality of the Year Award



In recognition of his role in the social and economic development of Nigeria in the youth and sports sector, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has been awarded the Sports Personality of the Year by popular lifestyle and showbiz magazine Global Excellence.

The award ceremony, tagged the Excellence Recognition Awards 2022, holds on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the Balmoral Hall, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.

In being recognised for his immense work as Sports Minister, the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Global Excellence magazine Mayor Akinpelu said Sunday Dare deserved to be honoured for the excellence he has brought into his office and the innovations he has brought into the Youth and Sports Development Ministry.

Dare’s tenure as Sports Minister has witnessed a lot of initiatives that have positively impacted the sector leading to the nation’s best performance in 13 years at the Tokyo Olympics and her best ever outing at the 202O World U20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

The welfare of athletes, both able bodied and special, has taken a prominent and central place in the activities of the Ministry and the rehabilitation of national sports edifices like the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and the Obafemi Awolowo(formerly Liberty)Stadium in Ibadan have now taken centre stage.

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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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