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Volleyball: Nigeria Custom Service Team secure Quarter-finals slot

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Joel Ajayi
The Nigeria representative at the ongoing 2022 African Men’s Volleyball Club Championship in Tunisia Nigeria Customs  Service NCS are through to the quarterfinals of the after defeating Wolaitta Dicha Sport Club of Ethiopia 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-22) in the Round of 16 on Friday.

The Nigerian Custom team, in their penultimate outing, gave up a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 ((22-25, 18-25, 25-13, 25-23, 15-12) to Port of Douala of Cameroon in a hard-fought battle. They were on top of their game in the first and second sets, but the Cameroonians regrouped themselves to deliver an upset.

They subsequently lost 2-3 (25-20, 16-25, 26-24, 17-25, 13-15) to Gisagara Volleyball Club of Rwanda in a keenly contested match, but have now berthed in the last eight of the annual continental showpiece taking place in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, from May 5 to 18.

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Ekiti FA Congratulates Flying Eagles’ Tolulope Ojo On WAFU Cup Heroics

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By Akeem Busari 


Ekiti State Football Association has congratulated fast rising forward Tolulope Ojo for his historic feats during the just concluded WAFU U20 Championship held in Niger.

The fast paced attacker featured only in the semi final and the final matches of the competition. 


The Flying Eagles defeated Benin 3-1  in the final to emerge winners and qualify for the AFCON U-20 Championship slated to hold later year in Egypt. And with Ekiti State born and Remo Stars’ attacker Tolulope Ojo scoring a brace in the final match. 


Speaking with Nigeria Sports Centre, Ekiti FA Boss Bayo Olanlege, expressed his happiness on feat of the team, just as he was particularly thrilled by the performances of Ojo, who was discovered during one of the schools football tournaments in the state and then exposed to grassroots club football before he went ahead to don colours of Ekiti United, Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars. 


” We congratulate the Flying Eagles for emerging winners of the WAFU U20 Cup. However, it is more gratifying to note that our own ‘son’ Tolulope Ojo was the hero of the final match. We are indeed, proud of him and happy with his achievements so far,” the youthful football administrator remarked. 


“We also believe that the heroics of Ojo is a testament to the determination of the FA to develop grassroots football in the state and build a sustainable and longer lasting football ecosystem,” he stated confidently. 

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