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Sports Perfect Platform For Youth To Make Great Impact In Nigeria-Hawau Gambo



..As maiden National Peace Olympics berth in Abuja

Joel Ajayi

 Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, Assistant Director Media Relations Hajia Hawau  Gambo has revealed that sports remains a perfect platform to really push younger Nigerians to make a great impact.

She stated this at the closing ceremony of the maiden edition of three-week long National Olympic Sports fiesta in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with the theme ‘fostering national peace and unity through sports and games.

The National Peace Olympics 2022 initiative put together by the Elite Lawyers Association ,ELA, in headline partnership with UFUK Dialogue and Nigerian Tulip International Colleges ,NTIC, was aimed at bringing youths together for networking, interacting, meeting new friends and showcase their talents in different aspects of sports contests

She described the initiative as timely and commendable.

According to her, youths are the Energy engine room of this country, they drive entrepreneurs, they drive ICT, they are hungry for education, they care for their family, they bring innovation and there is a need to invest in them.

“I want to say here that these are the perfect platforms to push them forward for them to make a great impact in our nation Nigeria.

“This is a very important message that we need to take to our leaders’ ear, we need to develop them”, she said 

Also, coordinator of the event, Barrister Solomon Ita Enang, described the event as successful, saying it achieved its objective.

“The main aim of the competition was achieved which is bringing youth together to networking, interacting, meeting new friends and showcase their talents in different aspects of sports contests”.

On his own, Managing Director of Tulip International School Feyzullah Bilgin said sports is important for the young people, for intelligence and better welfare. 

“Sports help our young one to socialise, improve communication skills as well as leadership skills”.

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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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