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Tokyo 2020: We Will Avoid Rio 2016 Mistakes – NVBF

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President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, (NVBF), Engr. Musa Nimrod, said that the federation is working tirelessly to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will do everything to avoid mistakes that led to the country’s absence at the Rio 2016 Olympics’ beach volleyball event.

Nimrod, made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen at the just concluded Pool C of the female beach volleyball Olympic qualifiers in Abuja over the weekend.

He said that the federation has intensified preparation to ensure that both the male and female team fly the country’s flag at the world showpiece.

“We’re glad Nigeria have advanced to the final round of the Olympic qualification though we’re seeded third in Africa but the qualification for Olympics is what matter. Nigeria is eager to feature at Tokyo 2020 Games”.

“The players are ready and as a federation, we’re determining to avoid previous mistakes that cost us Rio 2016 Olympics,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nigeria and Zambia have qualified for the final round qualifier scheduled to hold later in the year.

It would be noted that Nigeria had on Saturday defeated Zambia 2-0 to garner more points in Africa ranking.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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