Volleyball: Nigeria To Host 2020 Girls U18 African Nations C’ship
By Niyi Busari
Nigeria will host the 2020 Girls U18 African Nations Championship from 29th January to 7th February, 2021 in Abuja.
The Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) nominated Nigeria after witnessing series of developmental programs in the West Africa country.
According to CAVB, the U18 Championship was moved to next year due to the ongoing global covid-19 pandemic and the impact it has had in the organisation of the 2020 scheduled FIVB Qualification Tournaments including the Continental 2020 Age Group Competitions.
CAVB said, “FIVB has extended the deadline for continental qualifiers for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Age Group World Championships to 28 February 2021”.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod hailed CAVB for nominating Nigeria to host the U18 girls African Nation Cup.
He revealed that the federation will ensure the country host the best ever age grade competition.
Nimrod said, “I want to thank Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) for deeming it fit to nominate Nigeria for this Championship. One of the cardinal point of my administration is to give the younger players the opportunity to showcase their talent and I am excited the Continental body is giving us the opportunity to encourage the younger players more.
“My board will ensure we host a hitch free and set a standard that will be difficult to beat in terms of hosting the U18 girls Championship. Those who witnessed the 2019 African Beach Volleyball Championship men and women in Abuja can testify to the level of organization”
CAVB Age Group competition Schedule:
Women U20 Uganda, Kampala 4 to 13 December 2020
Girls U18 Nigeria, Abuja 29 January to 7 February 2021
Boys U19 Tunisia, Tunis 1 to 6 February 2021
Men U21 Egypt, Cairo 18 to 26 February 2021