2012 Olympics: Nigeria withdraws from Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifier

Nigeria will be missing in action when the Olympic qualifiers for African Beach Volley ball teams gets underway in Mauritus next month.

According to Tony Ogoma, ,an official  of the Volleyball federation of Nigeria, the decision to back out from the qualifiers which is expected to produce two African representatives to the olympics was as a result of the National Sports Commission’s directive that Nigeria will not enter for any team sports at the London Olympics.

“We are no longer going for the qualifiers since the NSC has said their is no provision for team sports in Nigeria’s contingent to the London games,” he said.

Surprisingly Nigeria had hosted the first stage of the qualifiers and players have already being called to  camp ahead of the Mauritius event.  

No jamboree

The NSC boss ,Hon. Bolaji Abdulahi over time has maintained  that country will only register for events she has a fair chance of winning medals as he reckons that the Olympics is not for jamboree.

Athletics, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, table tennis, Taekwondo, boxing, sailing and rowing are some of the events that so far has the blessings of the sports body


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