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Nigeria To Host the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Women Beach Volleyball Qualifiers

The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, (NVF), Musa Nimrod has confirmed the decision of the body to host the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games Women Beach Volleyball Qualifier immediately when the Presidential Task Force deems it fit for sporting activities to return to Nigeria.

He said, “Nigeria intends to host the final round of the Tokyo 2021 Beach Volleyball women’s Olympic qualifiers. We do not want to miss the Olympic Games this time around like what happened four years ago. The nation failed to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics in Abuja where Egypt got the ticket in front of our home fans.

“The Federation is indicating interest to host the final round of the women’s qualification in the country, but we hope not to commit silly mistakes for the second time on home soil. Players, coaches and referees are eager to return to the court, but as law-abiding citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we must await directives from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

“Once the restriction on sports is lifted, the League Organising Committee of the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League will meet to deliberate when the league will resume.”

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