The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has called up 14 players for the National U-19 and U-21 camp billed to open in Kaduna today.
Nigeria will be participating at the 2021 FIVB Age Group U-19 Qualifiers and U-21 Beach Volleyball Championship in Phuket, Thailand from 6th to 19th December.
According to the Chairman Media and Publicity NVBF, Hon Famous Daunemigha, the invited players will begin their camping in Kaduna from 5th November to 2nd December under the supervision of John Iwerima (Head Coach) and Christy Amadi (Asst. Coach).
Hon. Famous Daunemigha revealed that the players invited to camp were selected based on their performances during their last outings.
“A total of 14 players have been invited to camp ahead of the 2021 FIVB Age Group U-19 Qualifiers and U-21 Beach Volleyball in Thailand. We invited six U-21 boys, four U-21 Girls and four U-19 Girls. The board believes this is an opportunity to breed a new set of beach volleyball national team players.
“If you look critically at the senior beach volleyball team, you will discover some of these players also attended some international beach volleyball tournaments. This is an avenue to expose these younger players to different playing facilities and equipment,” he said.