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Taci Petroleum Boss, Ikwulono Hails FC Mavlon over European Friendly Games

Action in the friendly game between FC Mavlon and FC Makedonija at Evima Football Field, Bansko, Bulgaria on Saturday

The training tour of Europe embarked by FC Mavlon where the team have played friendly games with some clubs in Bulgaria is worthy of emulation says Ankeli Ikwulono, the Chairman/CEO of Taci Petroleum Limited, www.totorinews.com report

Ikwulono, a football enthusiast said that FC Mavlon has shown the way to go regarding the development of talented footballers as seen with their European tour in Bulgaria, where they have displayed strong football culture of Nigeria, adding that exposure of these players will also help in their development.

“I am extremely happy with the training tour of Europe by FC Mavlon. U 19 players made up the team and what these players need for their development is this type of training tour,” Ikwulono told the media in Abuja.

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Ankeli Ikwulono

“Exposure is very key in the development of young players and I am very sure that these players will definately learn one or two things in Bulgaria that will help their football career.

Speaking on some of the friendly games played by FC Mavlon, where the team lost two and drew one, Ikwulono, whose company, Taci Petroleum is a lead sponsor of the club, said that, he has been so impressed, noting that the team played well against more formidable teams and would have won their third friendly game, were in not for some questionable decisions from the referee.

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FC Mavlon, marvellous against FC Levski-Krumovgrad of Bulgaria

“Of course, I am impressed with the performance of the team in the three friendly games played so far by Mavlon. 

“The friendly games are not just about about results at the end of the 90minutes , but how well the footballers could play as a team to the delight of their fans back in Nigeria and those interested in Nigeria Football.

“You can attest that the club have not disappointed. I was already celebrating when Mavlon led 3-1 in anticipation of their win against FC Levski-Krumovgrad on Sunday until some questionable decisions from the referee ruined my fun.

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Action in the game between FC Mavlon and FC Levski-Krumovgrad that ended 3-3 on Sunday evening

“Nevertheless, I hope the team will continue to give a good account of themselves as they fly the flag of Nigeria very high in Bulgaria, as a great footballing nation,” he concluded.

FC Mavlon, Nationwide League One (NLO), a third – tier league side in Nigeria are in Bulgaria, East Europe for three weeks training tour

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