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Volleyball: Games Village VC, OFFA VC to Rumbles At 2023 AIVC Final, Thursday



Joel Ajayi

Games Villages Volleyball Club on Wednesday Zoomed to the final of 2023 Abuja invitational Volleyball Challenge after beating their counterpart Scorpion  Spiker 3-0 in the 3 set  (25-23) (25-22) and (25-12).

Also, In the second semi-final Game, OFFA Volleyball Club beat the  Defence Spikers 3-1 ( 25-20) (19-25 ) (28-25) (28-26).

The two teams, Games Village Volleyball Club and OFFA Volleyball Club will now rumbles in the final of the 2023 edition of the championship inside the Indoor basketball hall of Moshood Abiola Stadium packed B in Abuja in the evening.

While Scorpion Spikers and Defence Spikers will play in the third place Game on Thursday before the final game.

The 12th edition of the tourney put in place by Chairman of Nigeria Park Volleyball Commission, Major General Taritimiye Gagarigais 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.

Speaking shortly after the semi final games on Wednesday in Abuja, the sponsor of Abuja Invitational Volleyball Challenge Maj Gen Gagariga expressed that the initiative is purely developmental.

He said the joy of the challenge is to see upcoming players showcase their talents for the technical department of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation to identify.

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Sports Minister Hands Over Leadership To Permanent Secretary



The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has handed over the leadership of the Ministry to the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration ended on Monday. 

At the Handing Over Ceremony held today at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, the Minister thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve his Fatherland. 

He stated that the appointment enabled him to have a better knowledge and understanding of the challenges of governance as well as that of the youth in particular, adding that it also afforded him with the opportunity to  look out ways to profer solutions on complex issues in relation to governance. 

Dare who stated further that the portfolio also afforded him the avenue to encourage Nigerian youth to take up sports as a career for the socio-economic development of the country, called on them to also support the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration for enhanced development of the sector.

Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar commended Mr. Sunday Dare for his laudable initiatives in the Ministry.

While thanking the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration for creating an enabling environment for the sector to thrive, he pledged the support and cooperation of the staff and Management of the Ministry to the in coming Administration led by President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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