Volleyball coach pledges to develop young players

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Suraj Onatuga, the Chief Coach, Lagos Volleyball Association (LSVA), on Tuesday pledged develop the team, meet international standard.

Onatuga disclosed this the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, after a training section.

He commended the government for its support toward the training of the players, and called on individuals and corporate to support his dream.

“We missed out in representing the in the forthcoming National Youth Games in Abuja due to lack of funds.

“We were sad about this, but were encouraged by the state to keep our training programmes and prepare our players for next year’s National Sports Festival in ,” the coach said.

Onatuga added that he has been training 12 players every Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as working some games masters of secondary , to discover more talents from the grassroots.

“We have to bring in players that can replace the ageing ones and we can only achieve this by encouraging the young ones by training them and engaging them in competitions.

“Incidentally, we are blessed young guns that love the game and adhere to the discipline it entails, to build them to international standard.

“With their level of discipline, it makes my work easier and I feel I owe them a to teach them necessary skills for them to play at the global stage,” he said.