By Dorcas Jonah
The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has said it had adopted modalities to commence a national league soon.
Habu Gumel, President of NVBF told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the national league was of importance to federations.
“The league is very important to any national federation.
“We have agreed on how we can do the league through the zones so that we come up to the national, and the league is going to start very soon.
“We have adopted the system we are going to use and now we have written to sponsors and we believe most likely that we are going to get sponsors that will sponsor the league.’’
Gumel said that the federation had already written letters to some states and companies seeking to sponsor the federation’s 2017 championship in both the indoor and beach games.
He said that Nigeria would host the zones championship of volleyball to which no fewer than nine countries would attend in Lagos.
The NVBF president said a date had yet to be fixed for the championship which would feature over 150 participants.
“So many programmes are lined up for this year which we have discussed but the most important thing is to ensure that we get good sponsors that can help us so that we can finish all these programmes without any problem.
“I want to seize this opportunity to appeal to the private sector to please support sports because government cannot do it alone.
“Government has so many sectors to take care of; so, naturally, the private sector will have to compliment the effort of government.’’