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National Volleyball League begins on Friday


[FILE] Imo and Niger vying for honours in a recent National Volleyball Championship.

The National Division one and two volleyball leagues will commence on Friday in Ilorin, the League Management Committee of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has disclosed.

According to the Chairman of the committee, Professor Tunde Morakinyo, the competition will hold at the Indoor/outdoor volleyball court of the University of Ilorin from Friday from to July 5, 2019.

He said the federation was set to provide all logistics for clubs participating in the championship, adding, “The level of preparation ahead of the competition is very high. We are having combination of division one and two together at the same time and the same venue at the university of Ilorin.

“We have officers on ground working on how to have a conductive environment, to monitor the preparation of the hall and to get possible accommodation for players and their officials.

“There will relegation of clubs that did not perform well and there will also be promotion of the best club to the premier league after the first and second phases.”
This year tournament, he said, would be glamorous, as the federation has worked hard to ensure the event is a memorable one.

He urged players and their officials to be of good conduct in the competition.

Morakinyo also revealed that the first phase of the 2019 Volleyball Premier League will commence on July 13 at Asaba, Delta state.

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