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Sports Minister to Host Victorious Flying Eagles, Scrabble Team in Abuja

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare will host members of the victorious Flying Eagles squad to the WAFU U20 Tournament and the all conquering Scrabble Team to the West African championships in Abuja on Monday.

The Flying Eagles beat Benin Republic 3-1 in Friday’s final of the WAFU U20 tournament in Niamey, Niger Republic while the Nigeria Scrabble team swept the stakes at the West African championships in Accra, Ghana.

The Minister spoke to both teams immediately after their resounding successes in Niamey and Accra, commending them for doing the nation proud.

In Accra, Nigeria’s Eta Karo emerged the Championships’ Most Valuable Player(MVP) as the Nigerian team won the top nine places, emerging the best country in the competition.

The Minister had visited the Scrabble team on the eve of their departure to Ghana and urged them to be worthy ambassadors of the nation, a charge that has now been followed through.

The President of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation(NSF) Olobatoke Aka thanked the Minister for his support and promised that his Federation will ensure Nigeria maintains her status as a global leader in the sport.

In his chat with the Flying Eagles after their victory, the Minister expressed his delight with the team’s performance and for restoring the nation’s pride at age grade competitions.

He however charged them to stay committed to the greater goal, which is qualifying for the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2023.

The Flying Eagles beat the defending African Champions Ghana 2-0, drew 2-2 with Burkina Faso, edged Cote’d Ivoire 2-1 after extra time in the semi finals before the convincing 3-1 win over Benin Republic in the final.

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Mavlon FC arrives Europe on 21 days training tour

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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. 

02.07.2022. 

Mavlon FC vs FC Makedonija G.P.(NMacedonia). 

Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

03.07.2022.

Mavlon FC vs FC Levski-Krumovgrad. Match Time: 5pm.

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

10.07.2022.

Mavlon FC vs Levski-Karlovo. 

Game Time: 10:30am

Venue: Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria.

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