The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, has promised to make sure that there will be full compliance with COVID-19 protocols by participating countries ahead of the U-18 girls and U-19 boys championship.
The continental championships will start from March 1 to 9, 2021 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Nimrod while speaking to newsmen, stated that the NVBF has sent Nigeria’s COVID-19 guidelines to all the participating countries, saying they will strictly comply with the guidelines.
“All the countries that will feature at the 2021 African Nations Volleyball Championships (U18 Girls and U19 Boys) will undergo COVID-19 test whenever they enter the country and no team will play without testing.
“The Nigeria Volleyball Federation has sent the nation’s guidelines to these countries to read them and I am optimistic that they will adhere to the guidelines. Social distances will be observed for officials, journalists and other invited guests who will watch the championship,” he said.
The Secretary General of CAVB Zone 3 also revealed that the tournament will be streamed online to avoid overcrowding the hall.
“The Federation has made arrangements for all the matches to be live-streamed through the official pages of the NVBF and CAVB will also give live updates on their social media handles for spectators around the world,” he stated.
The total number of countries expected to participate in the U-18/19 African Nations Volleyball Championship in Abuja is 13.