January 22, 2018

NVBF begins plans to host Zone 3 Club Championship, Under-19 Men’s Nations Cup

NVBF begins plans to host Zone 3 Club Championship, Under-19 Men’s Nations Cup

Semi-final male volleyball event of the first National Youth Games between teams FCT (White) and Abia in Abuja.

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) on Monday said plans were underway to host the Zone Three Club Championship and U-19 Men’s African Nations Cup in Abuja.


Maikano Adamu, the Secretary-General of NVBF, however, revealed that the federation was still awaiting the Ministry of Youths and Sports’ approval for the hosting.

Adamu said the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) has already given the federation the hosting right to the two championships.

“We are expecting a team from the African body of volleyball to come and inspect our facilities ahead of the championship,’’ he said.

Adamu said the African Club Championship would have teams from eight countries in the zone, adding that the championship has been tentatively fixed to hold in April.

He added that the U-19 Nations Cup would hold in July or August.

“The federation has already set up a committee to verify the state of our facilities before the team’s arrival. So, it will be easy for us to take them round the facilities.

“The state of our facilities will give the team the hope that we are ready to host the championship,’’ Adamu said.

The federation secretary disclosed that CAVB had already sent letters of invitations to clubs which would participate in the championship.

“In our tradition as a federation, we have also sent letters to clubs and states, to indicate their interest to participate and also to solicit support in terms of sponsorship,’’ he said.

On the federation’s upcoming national league, Adamu said the federation would hold a stakeholders meeting on Sunday to deliberate on the way forward to having a sustainable volleyball league.

He called on the media and multinationals to partner with the federation to support volleyball and further develop the sport.(NAN)