Nigeria Volleyball Referee Association

NVRA AGM : Repositioning NVRA to meet Modern day Officiating Techniques


The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Volleyball Referees Association took place at the National Stadium in Lagos from the 7 -9 November .

The theme of the meeting    “ Repositioning NVRA to meet Modern Day Officiating techniques “  and according to the Chairman of the Association , Timothy Samuel said .

“The gathering is about the upliftment of the association and introducing new equipments so that we  can be at the standard of the World “

Against the belief that Nigeria Volleyball is below par compared to other Africa nations , Timothy said that Nigeria Volleyball is on the right track .

Timothy Samuel , Chairman Nigeria Volleyball Referee Association

Timothy Samuel , Chairman Nigeria Volleyball Referee Association

“ Volleyball to the glory of God is back to the old glory , with the effort of the President , Musa Nimrod . last year we started the league and it is here to stay , we just finished the phase one in Bauchi , where Sunshine of Ondo came first and the Nigeria Army , who are now promoted to the premiership “

He also stated that Nigeria Volleyball Premiership will start on the 21st of  November .

In comparison with other Africa Nations  , the chairman reaffirmed that Nigeria is among the best in the continent .

“ Nigeria U-19 Volleyball team is fourteenth in the World and our female beach volleyball is  first in Africa as of today . Our National Team has resurfaced and changed , we finished fourth but at the next Africa games , we will come top ,”

As regards to the purchase of modern equipment to reposition the association to modern day officiating .

The Chairman said “ Part of the discussion at the AGM is that we want to meet the standards of the officiating of the world . we just purchased ear communication between referess that cost 400,000 thousand naira , we are also purchasing the code for electronics scores sheet , which implies that any match played anywhere in the world , we can watch it in Nigeria .

Nigeria Volleyball Referee Association at the Indoor Sport Hall , National Stadium Surulere

NVRA AGM: Repositioning NVRA to meet Modern day Officiating Techniques

He concluded that the purchased equipments will be test run at the premiership .

Other stakeholders at the Annual general meeting is the representative of the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation , Mr Kehinde Lamidi , the Media Officer and Public Relation Officer of NVRA, Madam Gold Dappa , the Vice President of NVRA , Mohammed Racy Mohammed and Asoa Odigie James, the Public Relation Officer of Lagos state Council of Nigeria Volleyball Referee Association .


Mudashiru Shittu

Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .

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