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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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Team Nigeria’s Impressive Medals Haul at Global Events & Stadium Infrastructure Policies Resonates as Sunday Dare Honoured in Maldives.



Last weekend, in far away Male, capital of the Republic of Maldives, Nigeria was on the front burner; and with modesty and pride for the nation, the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Chief Sunday Dare received a special recognition for his lofty contributions to Sports Development in Nigeria and the entire Africa, as a Region.

The award was presented to him by the President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

In his remarks, the Maldives President highlighted that the very essence of the award, was to appreciate and celebrate individuals for their support to the sport community.

The Maldives President continued “we are honoured to present this Special Recognition to the Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development of Nigeria, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare. During the outstanding tenure of Mr. Dare, he has made giant strides towards the development of sports infrastructure and Nigeria’s results at major international competitions have been phenomenal”.

Receiving the award, Chief Dare thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, for the unveivering support he had always given the Sports Ministry.

“The intentional leadership of Mr. President has helped in pushing up sports development, during my watch to new heights. Without such support, this special recognition wouldn’t have been possible”

Chief Dare also thanked members of his team, at the Sports Ministry and every stakeholder he has worked with in the adios task of giving the sports sector the desired lift.

African football legend Nwankwo Kanu, who was also in Male was feted with a Sports Icon award, on a special night for Nigeria and two of her sports personalities who were given international recorgnision.

Mr. Sunday Dare had previously been bestowed with other prestigious awards, like the Highest Order of Sports Administrators by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Public Service Award of Excellence presented to him by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari.

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