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Volleyball: National U18 Camp opens May 31st



Hundreds of U18 volleyball players are expected to storm Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna for the National Open U18 Boys and Girls Camp billed for 31st May to 4th June, 2023.

The open camp is to select players who will represent the country for the 2023 African U17 Boys and Girls Nations Championship scheduled to hold from 6th to 16th July, 2023 in Nigeria.

The Technical Representative on the board of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Chief Martin Melandi revealed that the Federation wants to create a level playing ground for players from different parts of the country.

Melandi cautioned academy and state coaches to avoid releasing overaged players for the open camp.

He said, “The Federation has a policy which encourages equity and fairness in the selection of players for the national teams. We are trying to select the best hands that can make the country proud ahead of the African U17 Boys and Girls Nations Championship to be hosted by Nigeria in July.

“I am making an appeal to all the coaches in the various academies and states not to send players over the age of 18 years old. I am aware the National Youth Games is a platform where children under the age of 15 participates and I have seen younger players feature in the Division 1 and 2 Leagues respectively.

“Players who will be participating in the Division 1 and 2 Leagues are exempted from the open camp as coaches will be sent to select more players leagues in Imo State.

“The Federation wants to set a standard where we can be sure of parading younger players who stand the test of time in the next decade.”

The former international national referee commended the board member of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation for ensuring the open camp is embarked on to select players.

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IMC Seals Super Six TV Rights Deal With Super Sports



The Interim Management Committee (IMC), which is charged with the responsibility of organizing the 2022/23 the Abridged Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has struck a deal to put all matches in the upcoming Super Six in Lagos on television.

The deal with Supersport a stable of Multichoice, an South Africa-based cable satellite television giants, is the latest heartwarming news coming from the IMC, which has in less than 12 months done a lot to revive the fortunes of the once moribund league.

Speaking with immediately after the deal was sealed, IMC Chairman, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye could not hide his joy at the landmark achievement.

We have just concluded with Superport to cover the Super 6, it is a cheering news. The players will get an International recognition again, all the matches will be televised live and that will held a great deal in showcasing our league not just in Sub-Saharan Africa, but the globe at large”, the IMC boss said.

He added that televising the matches will also ensure better and fair officiating, as the referees would be put on their toes and challenged to give their very best in terms of officiating, better than what they did in the regular season.  

“It was not easy to reach an agreement, but we did all we could. We went forth and back and we finally came to an agreement”.

It is the hope of the IMC that after all these efforts, the best team wins the league, and the country will have worthy representatives in the two CAF organized Inter-Club Championships, next season.

Bendel Insurance of Benin, Remo Stars of Ikenne, Enyimba of Aba from Group A; and the Pool B trio of Rivers United (the holders), Lobi Stars of Makurdi, and Sunshine Stars of Akure are the six teams to feature at the Super Six; from July 3rd, 2023 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, in Onikan Lagos

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