By Olayinka Elebute And Oluwole Francis
Former Volleyball player Lola Aina, has commended the president of Nigeria Volleyball Federation Engineer Musa Nimrod for uplifting the in the country.
She disclosed this to newsmen after donating towels, bags and T-shirt to players, coaches, referees, stakeholders and board members to support the Federation at the ongoing second phase of the Premier League.
Speaking to journalist the UK based former player said, she has witnessed the games since beginning on Sunday there are great improvement in the standard of the game.
“This is just a motivation for the players. I believe if they are happy and they see what I have been doing they also will be able to do such in future.
“During our era the standards was higher than this presently, I thanks the president of NVBF Musa Nimrod for his efforts trying to revived the game”
‘I have seen some talented players and I have spoken to them, I believe that if they continue like this they will go places and it takes determination, discipline, passion and hard-work to achieve a desire dream in the game of volleyball ”
“I believe with what I did they (players) also in future will support the national team anytime they are been invited to come home,” she said
Speaking further, she urged, The Sports Ministry on how to help the development oof the game with they way it was done in the past with employment of a foreign coaches to work together with our coaches not only in Volleyball alone but to all others sports.
“I believe that bringing others coaches from outside the country to work with the coaches here it is a plus because outside the country we have enough opportunities they could shared among our coaches here and things will work well”
“We use to discovered players in secondary schools, those days the sports councils and sports commission use to rally round for programs but now a days we don’t have such things again,” she said.
Responding president of NVBF urges other ex volleyball players to emulate Aina by contributing and supporting in the development of the sport in the country.
“I am happy for all she did for these players, she has done well I pray that God will continue to lift her up and support her .God will continue to strengthen her from strength to strength
“She has partners with NVBF, it’s a good idea and we welcome more of her type to come out and partners with NVBF.
“The Federation is open for more support and great thing of this type. I call on players and coaches that they too can also do such in future.
“We didn’t stopped anyone and they are all welcome to support and to partner,” the president concluded.