Ahead of the Africa Volleyball Club Championships, Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) team departed the country on Sunday aclsports.com learnt.
The Africa Club Championship slated for March 4th to 16th in Cairo, Egypt .
The NCS team consisting of 12 female players was led by former head coach of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation female coach, Usman Abdullahi.
Abdullahi disclosed that the girls have been in closed camp for two weeks and they are all in high spirit.
He said the players are not going to Egypt to make up the numbers.
“The tournament we are attending is an inter club Africa Volleyball championship organized every year. This year’s own will be in Cairo, Egypt. ”We have been in camp for two weeks and the trainings have been very good because the players are responding” he said.
He noted that the team played friendly matches again several male teams in Abuja metropolis including the reigning champions.
“The matches helped me select players that would be featured first and the ones on substitute. This is going to be different than the African Nations Cup were we could not substitute any player. We are going with 12 players which is a good sign” he said.
Earlier, the president of Nigeria Olympic Committee. Habu Gumel encouraged the girls to make Nigeria proud.
The Africa Volleyball Club Championships will have in attendance 21 clubs from other African countries