Former National U17 volleyball player, Chris Udah said he hopes to among the best volleyball players in Nigeria. Udah told www.aclsports.com that playing with some senior national team players in his current club side (Nigeria Customs Service) is making him a better player.
The former Karu United Volleyball Club player said the 2019 U19 World Volleyball Championship in Tunisia exposed him to another level of volleyball.
Udah said, “I know I am just starting my career in the game of volleyball; I have set targets for myself and I pray the become realities. One of my dreams is to become one of the best volleyball players in Nigeria. We have great players both past and present and I hope to be among the best in the future.
“Since I moved to the Nigeria Customs Service Volleyball team, my game has improved drastically due to mixing with top players. If you look at the set of the Nigeria Customs team, you will see that most of them are players who have represented Nigeria at the All African Games, Olympic Qualifiers and world championships.
“Playing side by side with these players in Customs gives me a great feeling and a huge chance for me considering the level of the team and the potential they possess”.
He added, “I was fortunate to play for Nigeria at the 2018 African Junior Games in Algeria where we won gold medal and I eventually played for Nigeria at the 2019 U19 World Volleyball Championship in Tunisia. The World Championship opened my eyes to top notch volleyball and my most memorable game was when we defeated USA.
He said, “I hope to represent Nigeria at the 2023 African Games in Ghana because the dream of any junior player is to take over from the senior players”.