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National Para Sports Federation Elections To Hold July 15th



Joel Ajayi
The 2022 National Para Sports Federations Elections has been scheduled to hold in Abuja on Friday, July 15, 2022 following the dissolution of the Boards of seven (7) Para Sports Federations on Tuesday March 8, 2022 by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare after the expiration of their four (4) year tenure on February 27, 2022.

The Federations that were dissolved are: Amputee Football,  Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Para Soccer, Sitting Volleyball, Para Swimming, and Wheelchair Basketball.

In its commitment to conducting a free, fair and credible elections into the Boards to steer the affairs of the Federations therefore, the Ministry has made concerted efforts to design a timeline of activities for the conduct of the elections which includes the Constitution of the Electoral and Appeal Committees among others.

 It is also imperative to state that each Board of the Federations shall comprise:  Six (6) Zonal Representatives (each representing a geo-political zone in the country); One (1) Athletes’ Representative of the Sport; One (1) Representative of the National Association of Women in Sports (NAWIS);   One (1) Representative of National Association of Physical, Health, Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (NAPHER-SD); One (1) Philanthropist/Sponsor; One (1) Representative of Coach and Officiating Official (Technical Bodies of the Sport); while a Secretary General shall be appointed by the Ministry. 

The Zonal Elections, based on the timeline of activities lined up for the exercise is also expected to hold in the six (6) geo-political zones of the country on July 5, 2022 while the newly constituted Boards will be inaugurated in a date to be announced later.

Thus,  the Ministry is hereby soliciting the cooperation of all stakeholders for the success of the exercise.

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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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