The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has set lofty goals by preparing the nation to bid to host the U20 Female Africa Nations Cup in 2019.
The President of NVBF, Engineer Musa Nimrod stated this during the closing ceremony of the U21 men’s Africa Volleyball Championship in Abuja.
He said that Nigeria is targeting the age grade championship as part of strategy to develop and grow Nigeria volleyball.
Nimrod added that his country has the financial and tangible means to host volleyball tournament.
- Advertisement -
He stated that “Nigerian youth are the focal point for the country’s development and economic security,” adding that the Ministry of Youth and sports will play a key role in economic development.
“An African female underage championships have never been held in Nigeria, but the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) is preparing to bid for the U20 female Africa Nation’s Cup”, Nimrod said.
Earlier, the President of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), Dr Amr El Wani backed Nigeria to host more international competitions.
He further commended Engineer Musa Nimrod for returning to volleyball to her previous ratings in Africa.
“In the shortest time, Musa has transformed volleyball in Nigeria; this is why the CAVB have assured him of supporting him to succeed.
“Nigeria has indicated interest to host the U20 Female Africa Nation’s Cup next year and I know they have what it takes to host the rest of Africa once more” El Wani added.
The most recent major volleyball event hosted in Nigeria was the 2018 U21 men’s Africa Volleyball Nations Cup held in Abuja this September.
Tunisia defeated Egypt 3-1 in an epic final to lift her 10th trophy at the U21 men’s Nation’s Cup in Abuja.