Kontagora Invitational Tourney: 37 Teams Indicate Interest

Kontagora Invitational Tourney: 37 Teams Indicate Interest

By Joel Ajayi

No fewer than 37 teams are expected to take part in this year’s edition of the Kontagora Invitational Volleyball Challenge slated for the First Quarter of 2022.

According to the sponsor of the Kontagora Invitational Challenge, Major General Taritimiye Gagariga,  he revealed that 21 teams will battle for honors in the male category, while 16 teams will vie for the top prize in the female category.

Maj Gen Gagariga who doubles as the Chairman, Nigeria Park Volleyball stated that the objective of the competition was to complement the vision of the current President NVBF, Engineer Musa Nimrod, to promote unity, empower youths, strengthen grassroots diversity, encourage mentorship and inculcate the spirit of sponsorship in the game of volleyball across the country.

 “As part of efforts to activate park volleyball in the country, 6 of the invited teams had indicated interest to participate in the Park Volleyball Exhibition Matches during this year’s Kontagora Invitational Challenge.

“Within the last 3 months, all NVBF Board Members have in one way or the other promoted the game of volleyball with donations and organized competitions across the 36 states. The Kontagora Challenge is just one of the many that would herald other well-graded programs of the NVBF for 2022.” 

He implored participating teams, match officials, coaches, and referees to embrace discipline as well as the sportsmanship spirit of perseverance.