V/ball: My priority is replacing ageing players – Babanmusa

V/ball: My priority is replacing ageing players – Babanmusa

Head coach of Kano Pillars volleyball club, Musa Babanmusa has revealed that his passion is to discover younger players and replace ageing players.

The member of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Technical Committee noted that the current players dominating the Nigeria Customs Service were formerly playing for Kano Pillars.

Babanmusa said, “It is part of our antecedents (in Kano state) to bring up young players and I’ve made it a point of duty that I’m going to bring/tutor young players to stardom. I’ve always replaced older players in various teams I coached in the past.”

“About six of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) players are from Kano, a lot of players in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Army etc are from Kano state. Normally, it’s a serious program in Kano that any player that leaves, he or she should be replaced.It’s a stable program we have for young and vibrant players. We’ll keep on doing that as long as we are in volleyball.”

He revealed that after Kano pillars qualified for the ranking Division one in August, plans for three weeks camping is underway.

“The team has returned from the Savannah Conference and I’m writing a proposal to the Kano state sports commission to have at least three weeks closed camp.”

“One of the reasons is that the players have not actually worked together because some of them are students. Since we have qualified for the Top 8, we believe the office will give us the support we need and we’ll work on our closed camp in order to have team cohesion, to do better in the upcoming league”, he explained

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