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NVBF president donates 111 balls, 24 nets to state associations


Musa Nimrod, President, Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) on Tuesday donated 111 balls and 24 nets to 24 state volleyball associations.

A statement by NVBF Spokesman, Dare Kuti, said that Nimrod made the donation at the final of the women’s volleyball event at the ongoing 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo state.

According to the statement, the balls and nets are meant for volleyball players who have no access to equipment in their various states.

He urged the 24 Director of Sports in the country to ensure that the balls are utilized by the end users.

“I am donating a total of 111 balls and 24 nets to 24 states, including the FCT.

“The North East and North West are not captured because I learnt they made their own arrangements.

“These balls are not for decoration in the various offices, they are meant for players to play on the court in order to have access to quality facilities.

“I am optimistic that the various directors will utilize the equipment because the players will represent their states in subsequent competitions,” he said.

Yakubu Ibrahim, who received the donations on behalf of the recipient states, commended the president for his generosity.

He added that the equipment would help in the development of the sport across the country.

Ibrahim said that the various directors of sports would ensure the players in their respective states use the ball for training.(NAN)

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