Plans are currently in top gear for the 2022 West Africa Sitting Volleyball Championship with teams expected to arrive in Lagos on Saturday 10 December 2022.
The competition being organized by the West Africa ParaVolley will be hosted by the Nigeria ParaVolley Federation (NPF) under the leadership of Kayode Ladele.
According to the schedule released by the federation, the Technical Meeting for participating teams will be held on Sunday 11 December while the Para Beach Volleyball will be launched in Nigeria on Monday 12 December.
Clubs have already been confirmed from the Republic of Benin, Ghana and awaiting confirmation from teams from Sierra Leone who will join teams from Nigeria to compete in the first-ever competition of the West Africa ParaVolley.
“We are excited to be hosting this first edition of the competition which is targeted at promoting health rivalry among countries in West Africa and developing the sport at the regional level. When this was being discussed, Nigeria jumped at the idea of hosting the competition because it is in line with our short, medium and long-term plans as a federation when we got elected a few months ago.”
Explaining the idea behind the competition, he said although the competition does not serve as a qualification for any international tournament, it is the first step of many federations within the West African sub-region to develop the sport within their countries.
“With constant competitions, we will not only expose our athletes to international competitions which will ultimately improve their games, but it will also show the world how amazing our players can be if given the right platform of expression and development,” Ladele concluded.