A member of the 2021 Division One Volleyball League, Professor Ebenezer Babatunde Morakinyo has said that teams will be allowed to register on arrival as the NIgeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Caretaker Committee concluded plans for commencement of the league on May 22.
He gave the assurance during a press Parley ahead of the Division One League at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Friday.
‘So far, 10 teams have registered for male and three for female but if others come in to register at the point of arrival, we won’t send them away,” he assured.
Morakinyo who was the immediate past chairman of the League Management Committee and member of NVBF Caretaker Committee, said that they won’t shut teams out to add to the excitement and development of the game.
“We have decided to encourage many teams as possible to participate in the Division One League to make the game more interesting and encourage teams to grow,” he added.
Professor Morakinyo said that ahead of the official opening ceremony, the technical meeting of the League will be held on Sunday.
On sponsorship, he commended the Chairman of NVBF Caretaker Committee, Engineer Musa Nimrod for financially keeping the federation and it’s activities going, while calling on corporate organisations and public spirited individuals to come and support the growth of volleyball in the country.
“I want to thank the immediate past President NVBF for financial support of the game.
“I want to appeal to the corporate organisations to come and support.
“Efforts are ongoing to get corporate organisations and even individuals to key on,” he added.