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Organizer relishes success of Kwara Inter- Secondary Volleyball Competition



…….Apata Ajele Emerges Champions

Apata Ajele Secondary School, Asa Local goverment area of Kwara State defeated Government High School (GHS), Adeta 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17) to clinch the maiden edition of the Kwara Inter-Secondary School Volleyball Competition in Ilorin on Friday.

Earlier in the third place final, Erin-ile Secondary School edge Unilorin Secondary 2-0( 25-14, 25-20) to grabbed the third place final.

Among many other dignitaries at the event were; the Executive Chairman of Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bolakale Mogaji, Caretaker Chairman of Kwara State Volleyball Association, Bashorun Kayode Bankole; former Director of Sports of Kwara State Sports Council, Tunde Kazeem; Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kwara State Chapter, Mallam Jimoh Bashir, Sports philanthropist, Otunba Wale Richard and a host of others.

The Chief organiser of the Volleyball competition, Dare Kuti was overly thankful for the successful hosting of the three days events.

The 2019 Nigeria Sports Journalist of the year said, “Appreciation to God who made these possible for us to see a successful ending of the maiden Kwara State Inter Secondary School Volleyball Competition in Ilorin, Kwara State.

“Appreciation also goes to the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod for his constant support in ensuring volleyball gets to the nook and cranny of the country.

“Engineer Musa Nimrod, a man who believes in the grassroots inspired me to take a big step by organising the Inter Secondary School Volleyball Competition; without your support I don’t think the competition would have seen the light of the day.

“I want to thank the Kwara State Sports Commission led by Mallam Bolakale Mogaji, Kwara State Volleyball Association led by Bashorun Bankole, SA on Sports to Kwara State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Attahiru, Chairman of Nigeria Park Volleyball Commission, Major General Taritimiye Gagariga, The Chairman Board of Kwara State Television, Alhaji Hameed Adio, the Administrator of Kwara Football Academy, Alhaji Bako Ibrahim, the Chairman of Kwara United, Kumbi Titiloye, Mr Richard Alao (Walata), La Planet, Alhaji Mujeeb, ABS FC Director Of football Chief Alloy Chukwuemeka, former Kwara State Director of Sports, Mallam Tunde Kazeem, Chief Executive Officer of Ajikaz Oil limited, Kazeem Ajibola and many other for the success of the competition.”

“I want to appreciate everyone that partnered and supported during the competition. To my colleagues in the media industry, you have been wonderful from the first day I conceived the competition till the last day; I do not take your support for granted”, Kuti said.

He called on well meaning Nigeria to come all out to support the growth of the sports in the State.

“As we begin this new phase of taking volleyball to the secondary schools in Kwara State, I am calling on well meaning Nigerians to assist in making this dream a reality”, he concluded.

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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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