Volleyball: Dauda Saje Pines For National Team Return

Dauda Saje

Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) volleyball player, Dauda Saje says he is eager to return to the country’s senior men’s national team.

Saje who was named the Most Valuable Player in last season’s Division One league told journalists on Thursday that he has been anticipating a recall to the national team for a while.

The play confirmed his availability to don Nigeria’s colours and reaffirmed his constant readiness to honour any call-up to the national team.

“I have been waiting patiently for the national invite to come so I know my return will be full of surprises. The technical committee has not extended an invite to me yet and it is not all the good players in the country that will be called into the national team,” he said.

“My dream for volleyball is to play at the elite league and get a club outside the country but if the technical committee of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation needs my services, I will be available.

“I am not the best but I know that I am among the best in the country because I have good records in Nigeria volleyball since 2008 till date.” 

Saje also expressed delight in qualifying his club for the 2020 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League stating that the moment they confirmed their return to the topflight will always remain a cherished memory.

“I feel elated returning to the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League after missing two editions. When I heard the announcement by the League Management Committee, I was so glad because I and my teammates have been waiting for this moment to return where we belong.”

Speaking about being named the Division One league MVP last season, Saje said although it wasn’t his first award, it meant so much more because of how hard the entire team worked during the campaign.

“Winning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the Division One league was good although this is not the first time. This particular one is different because it came with extensive hard work and team spirit. I trained for months and the passion for the game keep me going. I thank God for everything and also my teammates for being there for me.”