Over 100 volley balls expected in Nigeria – Federation Ambassador

first_imgRelatedPosts Volleyball: Federation invites players for Olympic Qualifier World Beach Volleyball: Nigeria gets wild card to Qatar championships NVBF’s LMC fixes deadline for clubs’ registration The Nigeria Volleyball Federation’s Ambassador in Diaspora, Babatunde Omisore, says over 100 balls are expected to arrive the country as part of efforts to popularise the sport in the country. Omisore in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday said that the exercise tagged, “Operation Keep the Volleyballs Flying in Nigeria” was to make the balls available to various states and club sides. He said the prices of the indoor and beach balls came at subsidised rates. He said: “The second phase of the `Operation Keep the Volleyballs Flying in Nigeria’ order has been shipped to Nigeria and the balls will be in the country latest on Saturday. “Owners should be receiving them latest next week, because the athletes’ representative of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Emmanuel Jatto, will get the balls first. “A ball is sold in the market at about N30,000 to N40,000. I went back to Mikasa to negotiate a deal for Nigeria volleyball clubs, schools, military, states in order to subsidise the amount. “Upon negotiation, the price of both MVA200 and VLS300 beach balls came to N16,000.’’ He said that the price of practice balls MVA300 is N14, 000. He said: “This MVA300 is a special order from Japan. It will be manufactured for us specifically to meet our outdoor/indoor use to be more durable. “We have completed the first phase. The balls have been ordered in bulk from Mikasa and have been delivered to clubs and owners.” He, however, commended the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod, for changing the face of volleyball within the space of two years pledging to support the federation in her activities.Tags: Babatunde OmisoreEmmanuel JattoNigeria Volleyball Federationlast_img