U-19 Eagles’ World Cup ticket thrills Nimrod, ANFASSC
Ibadan to host beach refresher course for referees
President, Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod, has commended the country’s U-19 boys volleyball team for its qualification to play in FIVB Boys’ World Championship billed to hold next year.
The team won an emphatic match against Egypt in Morocco 3-0 (25-18, 25-20 and 31-29). Nimrod lauded the performance of the players throughout the championship, as well as the technical crew for their efforts in ensuring Nigeria remains champions.
He added that he looks forward to the next generation of upcoming stars, who through hard work, discipline, resilience and determination will one day win the World Cup for the country.
“Having won the tournament twice in 2020 and 2022 under this board, I am assuring you of the board’s total support, as well as the volleyball community.
“Nigeria is the first sub Saharan African country to win the championship twice and attend the World Championship twice. It is my prayer that this current crop of players will surpass the 14th position placed by the previous teams.”
Also speaking on the victory, the Authentic Nigeria Football and Allied Sports Supporters Club (ANFASSC) commended the team for its feat.
ANFASSC Chairman, Prince Ogunjimi, congratulated the team on behalf of the supporters club and hailed Nimrod for his giant strides and consistency.
Meanwhile, in a bid to streamline beach volleyball and bring officials up to date on rules and regulations, the South West Volleyball Referees Association is organising a three-day refresher course for referees to be sponsored by the zonal representative of South-West of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Prince Babatunde Omisore.
Omisore, who is also the chairman of Osun State Volleyball Association and patron, Oyo State Volleyball Association, said the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi-Ayunre, Oyo State, will be the venue for the three-day refresher course.
According to a release made available to The Guardian, the refresher course started on Sunday and will end today.
It said all volleyball referees in the six geopolitical zones (North Central (NC), North East (NE), North West (NW), South West (SW), South East (SE) and South (SS) are expected to attend the course.
Dr. Patrick Olu Adebola, executive director, the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria is the chief host, while George Usoro is the host. Professional instructors, course coordinators and tutors in Nigeria are also present at the programme.