NVBF opens camp for 58 senior Volleyball teams in Kaduna
By Stella Kabruk
The Nigeria Volleyball Federation has said it has opened Camp in Kaduna for 58 players ahead of continental competition in Kigali Rwanda.
Caretaker Committee Chairman of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod disclosed to newsmen on Saturday at the sidelines of U-15 Kaduna State Beach/Indoor Volleyball Championship closing ceremony.
Nimrod said the team consists of 34 male and 24 females of the senior volleyball teams currently camping at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna.
“There are 34 male 24 female senior national team camping presently. The boys will be going to Kigali on September , while the Girls will depart to Kigali Sept
9,” he said.
He said funding has been a challenge but they are trying to see the players participate in competition.
” in terms of funding for the engagements, we are doing our best. however, we are open to partnership with corporate organisations and public spirited Individuals.
“We are doing our best as leaders, we are bound to take responsibility. I am aware, ex and present players are raising funds for the players going to Kigali. We will use it in buying kits,” he said.
He appreciated the federal government for opening the doors of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna to camp the 58 players.
“So far, the goverment has assisted us with Ahmadu Bello Stadium for camping and we are very grateful,” he said.
On NIgeria’s U-19 team that departed for Iran last week, he said they arrived safely and are in high spirits.
“We thank God the team arrived Iran in safety, we are believing God they will be fine, they will be quarantined for days before undergoing COVID-19 test. I am aware other countries, even Iran want them for a trial match.
“The Nigerian team is very strong and they are aware of that. They know Nigeria is not a cheap team they can overun. We have told our players not to be scared of their white skin,” he added.
On the female U-18 team that will be departing for Mexico soon, he said it is a promising squad.
“We have built a new U-18 female team and they are also preparing to go to Mexico.
“Let’s pray against any problem.that may arise, especially this period of COVID-19, because any player infected, all of themwill be disqualified,” (NAN)