23rd March, 2012
chief coach of Nigeria’s Beach Volleyball, Charkumal Ismail, has said that the team are unstoppable ahead of the African qualifying game for the summer Olympics in London.
Despite the disheartening decision by the National Sports Commission NSC, to initially drop beach volleyball from the sports that Team Nigeria will feature at the Olympics, Ismail said the players are not deterred over the matter, as they are determined to make Nigerians proud when the tournament kicks off in Mauritius.
Ismail spoke to P.M.Sports after the team’s training at the Jabi river bank, where the players sweated it out by displaying their dynamic skills.
“We are not moved by any negative information regarding this team. We believe that the team are unstoppable as we prepare for the Olympic qualifier. If we qualify for the Olympics, everybody will be proud of our achievement and the issue of whether the NSC listed beach volleyball for the Olympics or not will no longer be relevant.” Coach Ismail said.
—Francis Achi, Abuja