The Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) says it is backing Nigeria to host more international competitions as the ongoing U21 Men’s Africa Championship is hitch free.
The suggestion was made by CAVB Executive Director Howyda Mondy in Abuja.
Mondy assured that more under age Championships will be staged in Nigeria.
According to Mondy, hosting more international tournaments will help promote the growth of the game in the country.
“I’m very satisfied with the championship so far. I want to congratulate Nigeria for what they did at the grassroots. They just won the U19 Youth Games and qualified for next year’s World Championship. For so many years, Nigeria was not in the international arena, but now they are back”.
The former volleyball player said, “I’ll send an appreciation letter to the good standard of the organization and secondly, I hope we organize more competition in Nigeria because it’ll increase the awareness about volleyball, the technical level and give chances to the players. We all know if you compete in your home land with supporters and people around you, you’re motivated a lot and play very well”.
The Executive Director further commended Nigeria Volleyball Federation led by Engineer Musa Nimrod for putting up a befitting competition.
“Nigeria is one of the greatest countries in Africa; I’ve been to many states in Nigeria and have attended too many Championships. Maybe for the last ten years after the All Africa Games, Nigeria was out of the organization of volleyball event.
“I’m very happy that Nigeria is returning back to the organization. If you talk about the level of organizations, the level is good and all the teams are happy, the technical level is good and it is very surprising that the technical level in Africa now is different; this for me is the best to develop volleyball in Africa”, she added.