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Nigeria volleyball shift focus to 2020 Olympics

18 April 2016, 12:12

Abuja - The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Habu Gumel, on Sunday in Abuja said the federation will target qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.

Gumel told newsmen at the just-concluded Final Beach Volleyball Olympics Qualifiers that the Nigerian team would continue its training for other tournaments.

Also read: Nigeria qualifies for world volleyball championship

“They are young players and we can count on them for future encounters. So, the journey continues, the training continues, and the programme continues.

“They (the players) have a short time to rest, as they will soon start preparations for the 2016 Volleyball World Championship, and we will attend many championships in many countries.

“So, I encourage them for the work well done in this competition. They represented us well. We just have to encourage and appreciate them,’’ he said.

The Final Beach Volleyball Olympics Qualifiers began on Thursday and ended on Sunday. The Nigerian team finished in third-place at the just Final Beach Volleyball Olympics Qualifiers.

They will participate in the 2016 World Volleyball Championship in Kralow, Poland from June 16 to July 17.


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