By Olawale Ayeni, Abuja
Dappa Wagu Gold has been badged as the second Nigeria’s Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) female referee.
Dappa, who successful completed the FIVB referee course in Senegal and Cameroon in 2013 and 2018 respectively becomes second Nigeria’s female international referee after Sheba Jefferson.
Dappa who was presented with the badge by the president of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Engr, Musa Nimrod, in Abuja at the sidelines of the just concluded Nigeria volleyball premier league in Abuja couldn’t hold back her joy.
Dappa who is 6th Nigeria’s FIVB licensed referee stated that she would be bringing her wealth of experience to develop other referees in the country.
“I have to sponsor myself to Senegal in 2013 and also in Cameroon 2018, because after the examination, you have to officiate three international matches before you can be given the certificate which I have to do all by my self” she said.
“I worked so hard to be able to get the badge, with this certificate I can now officiate volleyball matches in any competition anywhere across the world”
According to her “I would be bringing my wealth of experience to training others referees in the country during seminars.
It would be noted that Nigeria now have six active FIVB referees, five indoor and one beach volleyball comprising of four male and two female.