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Volleyball; Fierce Battles As Abuja Invitational Volleyball Challenge Tourney Enter Knock- out Stages

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Joel Ajayi

It’s going to be another day of fierce battle at the ongoing 2023  Abuja Invitational Volleyball Challenge Tournament inside Package B of Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja as the tourney enter knock out stages

Since Sunday it has been serious battle among the 50 participating teams in Male and female categories, though some teams are out of the competition but not down as the tourney has been adjuded as one of the best so far in the history of volleyball basketball competition.

There were impressive and explosive performance in group stages now more good performance is expecting  as the race to pick semi final tickets gathers momentum today.

For today matches battle will be shift to the indoor hall of Basketball in Package B as group stage matches were played outdoor with explosive games in the men’s and women’s categories..

Over 200  matches played so far as preliminary rounds end on Tuesday while knock-out stages commence on Wednesday.

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Ministry of Sports unveils partnership with Yanga Games

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Towards creating a new dawn for Nigerian Sports, the Federal Ministry of Sports has signed a landmark agreement with top lottery company Yanga Games to raise the revenue profile of the Ministry and ensure a new deal for the welfare of athletes.


Speaking during the unveiling of the partnership between the Ministry and Yanga Games in Lagos on Friday, Chairman/CEO of Yanga Games Mr Derrick David Kentebe said “We are so super excited by this opportunity to work with the Ministry of Sports Development to change the narrative about Sports in the country. We see an opportunity for marketing our athletes and sports generally. We shall avail ourselves of the best use of this unique and special partnership. We shall pursue this mandate with vigor, passion, and unrivaled commitment to bring benefits to all the critical stakeholders.


The agreement according to Kentebe will provide support for retired athletes, enhance grassroots sports Development, and advance the potential of special athletes.a


He assured that ” Yanga Games can raise funds on behalf of the Ministry of Sports for athletes’ Development, endorsement, and sponsorship deals for athletes”.


Minister of Sports Senator John Owan Enoh assured that the Ministry has total and absolute confidence in YangaGames to deliver on the given mandate.

“Gone are the era when we depended solely on the government to fund sports development. We are partnering with YangaGames to bring maximum benefits to the athletes and all critical stakeholders. We shall give institutional encouragement and support to the Management of Yanga Games to succeed in this onerous task of rebuilding our sports sub-sector.”


Kentebe said ” We shall raise about 34 Billion in the next four years to assist athletes and improve sports in the country. We shall help to develop grassroots sports and sustain youth involvement through raffle draws, fund raisers, and other avenues.

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