B/Volleyball: NVBF Invites 14 Players Ahead Of U19/21 FIVB Championships

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has called up 14 players for the National U19/21 camp in Kaduna State.

The camp is to prepare for the 2021 FIVB U19 qualifiers and U21 Beach Volleyball Championship in Phuket, Thailand from 6 to 19 December, 2021.

According to the NBVF Media and Publicity head, Famous Daunemigha, invited players will begin camping in Kaduna state from 5 November to 2 December under the supervision of head coach John Iwerima and assistant Christy Amadi.

Daunemigha revealed that the players invited to camp were selected following rigorous examination by the technical committee and on the basis of their performances in recent tournaments.

He said, “A total of 14 players have been invited to camp ahead of the 2021 FIVB Age Group U19 qualifiers and U21 Beach Volleyball championship in Thailand. We invited six U21 boys, four U21 girls and four U19 girls. The board believes this is an opportunity to breed new set of beach volleyball national team players.

“If you look critically at the senior beach volleyball team, you will discover some of these players also attended some international beach volleyball tournaments. This is an avenue to expose these younger players to different playing facility and equipment.” 

Full list of invited beach volleyball players:

U21 Boys: Ahmed Abdulrasheed (Niger state), Emenike Collins (Nigeria Police), Chidebere Okeke (Nile University), Safa Collins (Edo State), Babalola Hussain (Plateau State) and Sunday Jubril.

U21 Girls: Tyokaa Doom (Benue state), Ifeoma Mordu (Delta state), Aishat Abdulraheem (Kwara state) and Ndukyaba Kelechi (Niger state).

U19 Girls: Naomi Yaro (FCT), Esther Mbah (FCT), Rita Amadi (New Generation’ Prt Harcourt) and Sarah Ali (Plateau state)