Nigeria team lost her chance of participating at the Tokyo Olympics after losing to Kenya in the women’s beach volleyball final in Morocco on Sunday.
Nigeria Team B consisting of Amarachi Uchechukwu and Francisca Ikhiede fought hard in the first game but lost to Kenya Team A 2-1 (17-21, 21-18, 15-10) while Nigeria Team A with Tochukwu Nnoruga and Albertina Francis lost by two straight sets 2-0 (21-17, 21-10) in the second games.
The Chairman Caretaker Committee of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod has commended the fighting spirit of Nigeria beach volleyball women’s team despite losing the final.
“I am also announcing that next July, the team will participate in Beach World Tour in Rwanda and also Zone 3 beach competition in Cotonou. The team coming second will require them going for the losers competition usually in Europe”.
Nimrod said, “I am super proud of the fighting spirit the team displayed at the final today. The team gave Kenya a good fight but could not secure the Tokyo Olympics slot losing 2-0.
“I see great potential in this team and all I can say is that they are worthy ambassadors to have gotten into the final. The race for Paris 2024 will begin soon and the Federation will partner with other beach volleyball countries in order for them to attend some tours”.