Volleyball: Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup dream suffers setback

Volleyball: Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup dream suffers setback

Nigeria’s dream of qualifying for the 2018 World Volleyball Cup suffered a massive blow following a 3-1 defeat to Tunisia on Sunday.

The Falcons in the first set had a good start beating the Les Aigles de Carthage, 25-16 before the table turned around in Day 2 of the 2017 Women’s African Nations Championship at Palais des Sports in Yaoundé.

Mohamed Messelmani’s ladies came back into the game with Tunisian outside hitter Rahma Agrebi making use of the best scoring performance in the second set triumph.

The Les Aigles de Carthage flew over Usman Abudullah ladies narrowly by 25-20 points. The three time champions won easily the third and fourth sets 25-10 and 25-11 as Rahma Agrebi and Jihen Mohamed punished the Falcons.

Meanwhile, Kenya in their bid for a fourth successive African Women’s Volleyball Championship title beat Senegal 3-0 (25-21, 28-26 and 25-15) in match 5. Kenya on Saturday also beaten Nigeria in a three straight sets.

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