Nigeria eyes Paris 2024 Olympic participation – Nimrod

Chairman of the Nigerian Beach Volleyball Commission, Engineer Musa Nimrod said the Federation was working round the clock to ensure that Nigeria does not miss out on the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Nimrod said so at the end of the National Beach Volleyball Tour (Round 1) in Yola, Adamawa State on Saturday.

He said the beach volleyball tour will ensure Nigerian players are fit ahead of major African championships and international outings.

The African Beach Volleyball Confederation Commission Member said, “The Nigeria Beach Volleyball Commission has decided to launch the Beach Volleyball National Tour this year because the objective is for Nigeria to qualify for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

“Nigeria narrowly missed out on the Olympics twice; Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Nigeria came second in 2016 behind Egypt and second in 2020 behind Kenya.

“The Federation is trying to give new players the opportunity to make the country proud and coming to Yola for Round 1 of the National Beach Volleyball Tour is not a mistake, it is by divine intervention.”

The president of the Nigerian Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has told Nigerians to expect more explosive performances in the second and third rounds later this year.

He said, “I assure Nigerians that the second and third rounds of the beach volleyball tour will be more exciting and more challenging. The second round will be in the south-south while the third round will be in the south. -west.

“The tour gave the young players an opportunity to showcase their talents and that is the pride of the Nigerian Volleyball Federation.”

“I assure with what I see on the beach volleyball tour, we are returning to our rightful position in Africa. Our current ranking may not be encouraging, but I think we will get back to the top, especially our men’s teams.

Nimrod said: “Nigeria will be taking part in the Senior Beach Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco by the end of this month and I assure you the boys will give their best; we need to expose our players.

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