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Coach blames 2010 FIVB championship failure on NVBF

The Rivers-born coach in a chat with Trustsports after his team 1- 3 loss to Cameroon women’s volleyball team at the indoor hall, Mobolaji Johnson…

The Rivers-born coach in a chat with Trustsports after his team 1- 3 loss to Cameroon women’s volleyball team at the indoor hall, Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba on last week  stated that the team should not be held responsible for that dismal performance but the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) for its inability to motivate the players.

He remarked that the federation should have made proper arrangement for the team’s camping in time ahead of the crucial competition but the players were instead called to camp just one week to the qualifiers.

“If we are to say the right things and make a legitimate judgment, Nigeria Volleyball Federation should be held responsible for this disgrace and not the players at all, because the players tried their best but their best was not good enough to achieve the desired results due to lack of adequate camping exercise in which they would have played and blended thus perfecting some strategies ahead of the event.

 “How can you expect the team that was called together for just one week to perform better than those that have being training together in camp for more than three months like the Senegalese and Cameroonians? They were better determined and proved a hard nut to crack in all their engagements than our team of one week. To be sincere the federation is not doing anything at all”, he stated.

“When we were supposed to have started camping for the championship qualifiers, the federation said there was no money to call the players to camp until a week to the championship. Where do they get the money from and they want the players to perform magic at the expense of highly determined teams who knew the value and what it entails to represent Africa at the world level in Japan next year”, he  

While responding on the possible future of the players whether they will be retained or disbanded, he said that would be the primary duty of the new board just as he added that even if they scout for new and young players and in the name the no money story persists, it would amount to beautiful nonsense.