Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers, the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has invited 12 male and female beach volleyball players to camp in Kaduna.
The Zone 3 Olympic qualifier is scheduled to hold in two phases in Ghana and Lome from 2nd to 12th January, 2020.
The Technical Director of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Martin Melandi said six men and six women including four coaches have resumed camping in Kaduna adding that most of the players participated at the recently concluded Shell Invitational Championship in Port Harcourt.
President of Nigeria volleyball federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod expressed optimism over the teams’ qualification from the zone emphasising that Nigeria is ranked as one of the best not only in the zone but in the continent of Africa.
Nimrod disclosed that all necessary provisions have been made in ensuring that Nigeria’s flag is hoisted in Tokyo.
List of players invited
Andrew Sunday (Wikki Bauchi), Hilary Simon (Nigeria Customs Service), Obayemi Ogunshina (Nigeria Police Force), Godwin Shekarau (Kano Pillars), Emenike Ezike (Nigeria Correctional Service) and Chidibere Emmanuel (Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps)
Tochukwu Nnoruga (Nigeria Customs Service), Isabella Laju (Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps), Amarachi Kelechukwu (Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps), Albertina Francis (Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps), Marryann Kelechukwu (Kada Emeralds) and Faith Bulus (Nigerian Army)
Francis Imodu (Head Coach), John Iwerima, Kayode Ajilore and Christy Amadi