NVBF Optimistics Of Winning African U - 21 Men ’s Volleyball Championship

President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF ) , Engr Musa Nimrod , has said that he is optimistic that Nigeria will excel in the 17 th African U - 21 Men’s Volleyball Championship slated to kick off tomorrow at the Package B of the National Stadium , Abuja.
A total of eight countries , including host Nigeria and defending champions Egypt, would participate in the 10 - day event . Other countries are Congo , Chad, Rwanda , Morocco , Tunisia and Cameroon.
Briefingnewsmen yesterday in Abuja ahead of the event , NVBF boss said that, already, some countries have arrived while others are expected arrive before the technical meeting slated to hold today , September 11 , 2018.
He said 12 countries indicated interest to participate in the championship but only eight teams had so far sent their entries for the seven - day tournament starting from September 12 - 19 , 2018 while all the participating teams are expected to leave the country on September 20 , 2018 .
He said , “ Egypt is the defending champions , but we beat them in Algiers 3 - 2 to clinch gold medal and qualification to the 2019 FIVB U - 19 World Boys’ Championship in Iran . We also defeated Tunisia in the quarterfinals and Algeria in the semi -finals . I am looking forward to a repeat of such dominance here in Abuja.
“ So I ’m confident that, with the amount of preparations we ’ve had and the zeal and commitment of the players we have, we will be able to replicate the feat . We are hosting to win.
“ The focus of this current board of NVBF is on grassroots and youth development and that was why we disbanded senior national team to build young teams ,” he said .
The continental showpiece in Abuja will also serve as qualifiers for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U - 21 World Championships to be staged Bahrain .

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