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NVBF set to receive FIVB and CAVB in Abuja



The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod has confirmed that the Federation is set to receive the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) during the 2022 National Division 1 Volleyball League in Abuja

Nimrod made this disclosed after a close door meeting with the technical official, stakeholders and board members of the Federation.

According to him, FIVB and CAVB will be visiting the Federation in a courtesy visit to ascertain the level of volleyball development.

He said, “The federation is set to receive two governing body, FIVB and CAVB; both will be visiting Nigeria during the 2022 National division 1 League.

The President said the visit of the FIVB and CAVB to Nigeria is due to the grassroot development witnessed in Nigeria during local and international championships.

“They will visit Nigeria volleyball and will spent to five days. The governing bodies will be in Nigeria to check our facilities and development in sports of Volleyball in Nigeria.

“We thank God for the massive development and I am very happy that Nigeria have come back to were it belongs among the top ranked volleyball nations,” he said.

He said that the bodies have given the federation a foreign technical and tactical coach.

“The coach was one time volleyball coach of Cameroon. He will be coming to Nigeria on July 15 to support the Federation to enhance the grassroots development of the sport in the country,” Nimrod added.

The 2022 National Division 1 League will kick off on 13th May, 2022 at the MKO Stadium Abuja.

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Ekiti FA Congratulates Flying Eagles’ Tolulope Ojo On WAFU Cup Heroics



By Akeem Busari 

Ekiti State Football Association has congratulated fast rising forward Tolulope Ojo for his historic feats during the just concluded WAFU U20 Championship held in Niger.

The fast paced attacker featured only in the semi final and the final matches of the competition. 

The Flying Eagles defeated Benin 3-1  in the final to emerge winners and qualify for the AFCON U-20 Championship slated to hold later year in Egypt. And with Ekiti State born and Remo Stars’ attacker Tolulope Ojo scoring a brace in the final match. 

Speaking with Nigeria Sports Centre, Ekiti FA Boss Bayo Olanlege, expressed his happiness on feat of the team, just as he was particularly thrilled by the performances of Ojo, who was discovered during one of the schools football tournaments in the state and then exposed to grassroots club football before he went ahead to don colours of Ekiti United, Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars. 

” We congratulate the Flying Eagles for emerging winners of the WAFU U20 Cup. However, it is more gratifying to note that our own ‘son’ Tolulope Ojo was the hero of the final match. We are indeed, proud of him and happy with his achievements so far,” the youthful football administrator remarked. 

“We also believe that the heroics of Ojo is a testament to the determination of the FA to develop grassroots football in the state and build a sustainable and longer lasting football ecosystem,” he stated confidently. 

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