Nigeria’s U19 Volleyball National Team captain, Abari Ajogo says the current team wants to surpass the record of the previous U19 team at the upcoming 2021 FIVB World Volleyball championship in Iran.
The 2021 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship will be held from 24th August to 2nd September in Shiraz, Iran
Nigeria retained their African title after defeating Cameroon, Gambia and Morocco in a grand style at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Ajogo revealed that the team gave its best at the recently concluded African Nations Championship in order not to disappoint Nigerians.
The Kano Pillars player said, “I feel uplifted to lead the Nigerian U19 volleyball team to retain the African title, our first match against Cameroon was very tough, we had to come back from two set down to win the match 3-2 with massive support from our home fans,” he said.
“Nigerians should expect more from the team because the last U19 team were ranked 17th in the world, but we want to make Nigerians proud this time around”.
“My target in the competition which I believe with hard work, God will help us surpass the record of the past U19 team and reach the quarterfinal. Ajogo called for more support to the Nigeria Volleyball Federations (NVBF) in their quest to make the nation proud.
He said, “We just want more support from all the stakeholders for the NVBF to achieve our dreams”.