The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) on Thursday appointed Prince Tunde Omisore as its ambassador in the Diaspora.
In a statement signed by the NVBF President, Engineer Musa Nimrod, Prince Omisore is to collaborate with international players in Diaspora.
It read, “The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation wishes to inform you that you have been appointed as the ambassador in the Diaspora.
“By this appointment, the federation will be glad in the area of assistant in the collaboration with the international players in Diaspora, image making with perspective companies in USA and the image maker of the federation”.
The former Director General of defunct National Sports Commission, Mallam Alhassan Yakmut has congratulated Prince Tunde Omisore on his latest appointment.
Coaches and players of the federation in their numbers also sent congratulatory messages to the ambassador.
Nigeria female volleyball team has registered for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers which will feature a two phase qualifiers to start later this year.
According to Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), three national teams from both genders confirmed their participation in the event ahead of the deadline of February 28th.
Nigeria, Cameroon and Kenya registered for the women’s tournaments while Egypt, Tunisia and Cameroon registered for the men’s qualifiers.
The first phase for the qualification will be held at the continental zones in November and December 2019, while the finals will be organised in January 2020 to determine the African representatives in the Olympic Games.
Egypt represented Africa in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, while Cameroon women represented the other gender.