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Sports News of Wednesday, 13 October 2021


Volleyball: Moshood Abiola Stadium to host National Division 1 League

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The Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja will host the second phase of the 2021 National Division 1 Volleyball League from 18th to 28th November 2021.

According to a letter signed by Ngozi Amayo, the Secretary-General of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), the change of venue became necessary after stakeholder consultation.

The letter read, “I am directed to inform you that the venue for the final phase of the National Division 1 Volleyball League which was earlier scheduled to hold in Bauchi state from 18th to 28th November 2021 has been changed to Abuja.

“Moreover, the date still remains the same. We are sorry for any inconveniences. Thank you and please accept the assurances of the President, Nigeria Volleyball Federation.”

After the end of the first phase, Kada Kings are topping the log with a total of 21 points; JVC of Bauchi state occupies second position with 15 points, Kwara United placed third with 13 points, Spartans of Yola were fourth with 13 points, Katsina came fifth with nine points, Equity of Kebbi was sixth with five points, Sokoto Spikers were seventh with four points, while Oyo state placed eight with a solitary point, according to

The top four in the men’s category of the National Division 1 League will be promoted to next season’s Nigeria Volleyball Premier League.

Meanwhile, Kwara United and Zamfara Babes are the only women teams participating in the National Division 1 League.