The President of the Nigerian Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod, said that the doors of the Federation are open to corporate organizations that are willing to partner for the development of sports across the country.
In his New Year message made available to journalists on Sunday, Nimrod said that the Nigerian Volleyball Federation’s aspirations in 2023 are to make a significant impact at the International Championships and qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
He said that Nigerian volleyball can achieve the desired goals when the main stakeholders are committed to the same course.
The General Secretary of the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) Zone 3 praised the commitment of the players, coaches, referees, club owners, administrators, sponsors and board members for their contribution to the growth and development of the game since its inauguration.
He said: “Our doors are open for sponsorship and support, as well as seeking partnerships and MOUs with corporate organizations who wish to engage in sport as a social responsibility for Nigerian youth.
“Our aspirations this year include reaching the many important continental and world commitments regarding the 2023 African Games, the 2023 African Youth Games and the FIVB Junior Men’s Under-19 World Championship, as well as a series of events of beach volleyball that will culminate. with the qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games in which Nigeria has registered to participate.
“The year 2023 is an opportunity to intensify our commitment and dedication to our goals and objectives. This can only be achieved through our collective efforts and common desire for success as a federation.”
Nimrod said: “Thank you to all the clubs, sponsors with due appreciation to all the players for their patience, club owners and managers for their understanding, stakeholders for their support, coaches and referees for their sacrifices and to all members of the Board of Directors for their contribution to the growth and development of the game since our inauguration.
“No matter what challenges we face, the past is now just a lesson. As we move into the new year, we have renewed hope for greater vision and better goals,” she added.
The member of the African Confederation Beach Volleyball Commission recounted some of the successes recorded by the Nigerian Volleyball Federation.
He said: “Not counting all our success, on behalf of the Federation I will express my sincere thanks to everyone who played a different role in our successes last year, especially the triple international participation of our youth national teams in which Nigeria rose to the podium in the U19 Championship in Morocco.
“The senior beach volleyball teams also participated in the Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, where they performed credibly well. Your various contributions and participation are noble and deeply appreciated.
“In 2022, M we dared to expand our horizon to involve the National Volleyball League Division 2 and the Beach Volleyball Tour, which will create another category this year for new entrants to the tour. The objective is to extend the opportunities of the game to all levels.
“Despite the lapses, we hope and believe that we can do better and be better, but all the best can only be achieved with unity of purpose and collective effort,” he said.
Nimrod advised clubs and sponsors to always obtain clearance from the Nigerian Volleyball Federation Secretariat before using the logo for nationwide competitions.
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