By Femi Atolagbe
A total number of 38 teams will participate at this year’s President Beach Volleyball Cup, according to the Technical Director of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Martin Melandi.
Melandi disclosed the number of teams during the technical meeting.
The 4th edition of the President Beach Volleyball Cup (Junior and Senior) is scheduled for 13th to 19th February, 2023 at Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS) in Kaduna.
Melandi said in the senior categories, 13 men and 7 women’s teams got registered while in the U17 categories, 10 boy’s and 8 Girls teams indicated interest.
He said the Nigeria Volleyball Federation is working assiduously in ensuring players get enough playing time due to the number of international engagements.
He said, “The number of players participating in this year’s President Beach Volleyball Cup is encouraging. It means the players are beginning to pick interest in beach volleyball.
“This year, the number of international beach volleyball events are high and the NVBF wants to create an environment where players can have playing time.’
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod expressed delight over the number of registered players at this year’s President Cup.
Nimrod said, “This is one of the happiest moments in my life because the players are embracing beach volleyball. I want to assure you that the Federation is working with potential sponsors ahead of the National Beach Volleyball Tour in the coming months.
“I want to welcome everyone of you to the President Cup, enjoy yourself, play safe and ultimately put in your best because we are going to make selections from this event”.
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