Nigeria Beach Volleyball Committee chairman, Engr. Musa Nimrod has revealed his committee is determined to embark on aggressive talents hunt by organising age-grade competitions.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP SPORTS during the closing ceremony of the 2nd edition of the President Cup held in Abuja at the weekend, he said lack of competitions are the main reason for the delayed growth of beach volleyball in the country.
He declared that the committee in spite of its limited resources has decided to make personal sacrifice in ensuring continuous staging of the President Cup and also provide more opportunity for the youths to showcase their talents and get discovered. "Until we start seeing competitions as a viable tool for sports development we will not get it right. We in the beach volleyball committee have decided to make personal sacrifices to stage this competition and give youths opportunity to discover their talents.
This is the only way individuals, contractors and multinational companies will take us serious and start to support beach volleyball. I am happy that Samsung has started identifying with us and by the end of March, we will stage Samsung Open beach volleyball competition," he said.