Taraba State is set to host its first Open Beach Volleyball Championship scheduled to begin on September 16 and end on September 19 at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo
According to the organizer of the event who doubles as the assistant coach of Nigeria Customs Service women’s volleyball team, Jonah Adamu said the major aim of the championship is to develop, nurture and inculcate a high level of professionalism in the young players.
Adamu also noted that the championship, which is the first edition, is motivated by his passion and commitment to continue growing volleyball players in the North East and Nigeria.
“I will not stop till we have more volleyball players from the North East representing Nigeria at the age-grade tournaments and senior national teams. Taraba and other North-East states possess some of the tallest individuals in the country.
Explaining the decision to organise the event when the country just unbanned non-contact sport, Adamu said the event will put the athletes in top shape ahead of any future championship coming up later in the year.