Albertina Francis: I am open to challenges outside Nigeria

Albertina Francis: I am open to challenges outside Nigeria

Nigeria’s Albertina Francis says she is open to playing professional volleyball outside the shores of the country. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) Volleyball player said her plan is to focus on how to win major tournaments in the country and maintaining her current playing form.

Francis told that winning the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League back to back was a great deal for her.

She said, “I have dreams of playing volleyball outside Nigeria and I am open to new challenges.

“Winning the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League back to back was really a great achievement for me and the entire Club (NSCDC). Being a champion is a good thing but maintaining the title is another thing because it requires more effort, sacrifice, team work and discipline individually and as a team both in and outside the court of play.

“I hope my team continues to be at the top despite the rivalry from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) team”.

Francis further said, “My plans for 2021 is quite huge like winning the upcoming championships that are fast approaching and also maintaining my Most Valuable Player title (MVP) again. There are many more plans but I will not let it out of the bag yet”.

On winning the Most Valuable Player at last year’s Nigeria Volleyball Super Cup, Francis said, “I feel so jubilant because it added up to my volleyball profile and I am grateful to God Almighty for making it possible.

Sharing her experience at the 2019 African Games, she said, “I really had a great experience during the 2019 African games at Morocco. Though it was my first major tournament but it turned out to be splendid because I really learnt a lot from some of the top African Volleyball athletes from other part of the country”.

Albertina Francis has played at the 2014 African Youth games in Gaborone, Botswana, 2016 African Club championship in Tunisia, 2017 Nation’s Cup, 2018 African Club championship in Egypt, 2019 African Zone3 championship in Lagos, 2019 African Games in Morocco and 2020 African Olympic Qualifiers in Cameroon.

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