By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, has revealed that the Federation is working very hard to break Olympic jinx come 2024 in Paris France.
He gave this assurance at the ongoing 2nd phase of National Beach Volleyball tour at Jabi Lake in Abuja saying that the tour will keep players fit for any international competition.
According to him, Volleyball entry qualifiers is on for the next Olympics in France.
He said, “Volleyball Federation is working hard to secure a ticket for to Paris for the 2024 Olympics.
“We want to break the jinx this time around, on the roads to Rio de Janeiro in 2016 Olympics Nigeria beach volleyball women team came second.On the road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, Nigeria women came second again.
“The Federation is believing God by the grace of God, we have to break the jinx and we must secure a ticket to Paris that is our desire before 2024.”
Nimrod said the major challenge facing the Federation was lack of sponsorship.
“We are praying that God will open door for us to have sponsors so that the third phase will come to fulfilment.
“The Federation will keep our players intact because 2024 Paris Olympic already beach volleyball entry is already on so there’s no time to waste.
“We did the first tour in Yola ,now the second tour in Abuja and the third tour will come up in Lagos before the end of the year.
“We must continue to make them busy with competition so that they will well fit for any international tournament and especially qualifiers,” he said.