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Nigeria can host the FIVB World Youth Championships says Malhotra



International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Director of Technical and Development Department, Hitesh Malhotra says Nigeria can host the FIVB World Youth Championships.

Malhotra disclosed this during the facility tour with members of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Friday.

Malhotra expressed satisfaction with indoor hall of package B and the velodrome facilities at the package A of MKO Stadium.

He revealed that Nigeria have the human resources as well as manpower to host the age grade championships.

He said, “We have visited some of the volleyball facilities in Abuja and our verdict is that Nigeria can host the FIVB World Youth Championships if they apply.

We visited the indoor sports hall and velodrome of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja. The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) officials also visited the outdoor volleyball courts at the package B Stadium, Life Camp court and Beach Volleyball court at Jabi Lake.

“With the league organisation I watched in the last three days, Nigeria have the human resources and manpower to host any World Championship”.

World Volleyball Champion, Gilberto Amauri de Godoy Filho also known as ‘Giba’ appealed to the leadership of Nigeria Volleyball Federation to apply for the hosting rights of age grade World Championship events.

Giba said, “Nigeria is blessed with potential world champions in the nearest future and hosting a World Championship will assist in shaping the mentality of the younger players. I am appealing to the Nigeria Volleyball Federation under the leadership of Engineer Musa Nimrod to apply for the hosting of the FIVB World Youth Championships.”

Responding, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod applauded FIVB for visiting the country in order to access the developmental programs.

Nimrod said the visit has put the Federation in it’s toes adding that every observations made will be worked on

Present at the facility tour are; President of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) Zone 3, Ali Yaro; the 1st Vice President of NVBF, Professor Olatunde Morakinyo amongst others.

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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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