The Vice President of the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB), Mushtaque Mohammed, has assured of the willingness of FIVB to assist Nigeria in developing the volleyball sport to increase its participation in international competitions The Trumpet gathered.
Mohammed, who made the statement the moment he landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, pointed out that the lower cadre of the nation’s volleyball team is very good and should be groomed through a developmental roadmap into the senior team.
The FIVB Vice President stressed that Nigeria like some other countries is instrumental to the development of the sport in the world.
He added that his mission in Nigeria is to know the area the nation is deficient in the sport so that FIVB can fashion out the possible solutions to add the needed flair that will improve Nigeria’s participation in Olympics and international competitions.
“There is a need to help the development of the sport and to enhance the participation of Nigeria in world championships and Olympics,” Mushtaque told newsmen at Azikiwe international airport.
“Nigeria, like most countries, is really important in the development of world Volleyball.
“We are here to discuss with the National federation what types of support we can bring to Nigeria so that volleyball can develop in a big way,” he added.
According to Mushtaque, Nigeria participated in two consecutive world championships but must do better by exploiting the younger talents if the country is desirous of excelling in the international scene. He continued:
“The junior category is one of the most important categories for development because Nigeria is doing well in the junior category.
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