Dorothy Egbum: Playing in Algeria helped my peak years

Dorothy Egbum: Playing in Algeria helped my peak years

Former GSP Algiers player, Dorothy Egbum says she have no regrets playing volleyball. The veteran player told that volleyball gave her a name both in Nigeria and abroad.

The Nigeria Immigration Service player revealed that playing outside the country gave her edge during her peak which resulted in conquering Africa at International tournaments and secured her current job.

She said, “Though the journey has not been rosy, I have no regret playing volleyball because volleyball gave me a name both in Nigeria and abroad; my professional career in turkey and Algeria, my job with Nigeria immigration service and many others”.

Egbum said she resulted to personal workout during the lockdown which affected her regular training schedule.

The former Plateau Rock player said, “Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I use to training in the morning whether there is any major competitions or not just to keep fit. The stadium where I train is under lock and key but I had to find an alternative on how to keep doing what I love to do (personal work out)”.

On her advice to younger players, Egbum said, “As a veteran, my legacy for the younger players is that what you are born to do will take you further than what you are trained to do. The moment you discover your talent and you are willing to learn, be committed, disciplined, dedicated, respectful, determined and above all trust God”.

The former Ted Ankara instabul player said winning gold at the 2003 All African Games (COJA) gives her joy till this moment.

She said, “Nigeria beating Egypt women’s volleyball team (3-2) in the final of the 2003 All African Games (COJA) is unexplainable till today. I cannot express my feelings all I know was that we prepared very well and there is no shortcut to success”.

Dorothy Egbum played for Team Kogi, Delta Force, Benue Queens, Oyo Spikers, Plateau Rock, Ted Ankara Instabul of Turkey, GSP Algiers of Algeria and currently playing for Nigeria Immigration Service.

She represented Nigeria at the 1996 African Junior Championship in Kenya, 1997 World Junior Championship in Thailand, 1998 African Junior Championship in Mauritius, 1999 World Junior Championship in Canada.

Others are 2003 All African Games in Nigeria, 2007 All African Games in Algeria, 2011 All African Games in Maputo, 2015 All African Games in Congo and over 3 African Nations Cup.

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