By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu
For his contribution to sports development in Nigeria, Engineer Musa Nimrod will be awarded 2021 Sports Administrator of the Year by Blueprint Newspaper.
Engineer Musa Nimrod, a sports philanthropist is the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Secretary General of Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB), Zone 3 and member of the Beach Volleyball Commission in Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB).
In 2021, the Nigeria Volleyball Federation led by Engineer Musa Nimrod orgainsed President Beach Volleyball Cup, the Nigeria Volleyball Super Cup, the first phase of the National Division 1 Volleyball League and the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League.
Nigeria senior teams (men and women) participated at the 2021 African Volleyball Championship in Rwanda where the women finished 4th while the men placed 7th position.
Nigeria participated at its second consecutive FIVB U19 Boys Championship and finished 14th position, while the U18 National team attended training tour in Ghana.
The Vice President of International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Engineer Musataque Mohammed and the Secretary of FIVB Athletes Commission, Gilberto Santa aka Giba visited the country to access the growth and development of volleyball in Nigeria.
The volleyball supremo sponsored Kaduna State Sitting Volleyball Association to the recently concluded National Sitting Volleyball Championship where Kaduna state emerged victorious
Nigeria hosted the African Youth Games Beach Volleyball Qualifiers in Lagos last month with the country qualifying for the boys and girls category. Nigeria will host the 2022 African Youth Games indoor qualifiers in a yet to be decided date.
Nimrod is a member of Nigeria Beach Soccer Commission and sponsored Kaduna state to the two phased of the National Beach Soccer Leagues in Kwara State and Kebbi state respectively.