Private organisations have been urged to take the opportunity of fast growing interest in the game of beach volleyball to invest in the sport. Chairman of Nigeria Beach Volleyball, Engineer Musa Nimrod gave the advise while speaking to newsmen at the on-going 3rd edition of the NVBF President’s Male and Female Beach Volleyball Championships in Abuja.
He noted that beach volleyball is fast becoming second to soccer in Africa with Nigeria currently dominating West Africa region.
He assured that beach volleyball has come to stay in Nigeria and efforts are being made to ensure that Nigeria qualify for beach volleyball event in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“We are appealing to Samsung who have been supportive of the Nigeria Beach Volleyball and other multinational companies in the country to invest in the game. The beach volleyball is fast growing in Nigeria. Anywhere you go to you will see people playing beach volleyball and it is a good avenue for corporate bodies to invest.
Nigeria narrowly missed out of qualification for beach volleyball event at the 2012 London Olympic Games, but Nimrod is of the belief that the rate at which the sport is growing in Nigeria, qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics would help project the sport to Nigerians.
“Beach volleyball is growing very fast in Nigeria, and we should now aspire to the next level, which is to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,” he said.
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