Nigeria Customs female volleyball team started their campaign on a good note beating Burkina Faso’s USFA 3-0 in the opening match of the 2019 Africa women’s club championship in Cairo, Egypt.
The combination of Priscilla Agera (Captain), Tochi Nnoruga, Ladi Jalmet and Aisha Umar proved to be too strong for the USFA girls as they were beaten 25-3 in the first set.
The Customs girls let their guards down a little in the second set as the game ended 25-9 in favour of the Nigeria team.
The third set was entertaining for both sides with USFA reducing the large margins of the first and second set to 25-17.
Reacting to the victory, the Secretary General, Nigeria Customs Service sports unit, Samuel Onikeku said the girls are playing at a different level.
He noted that the girls are more coordinated and have court discipline.
Onikeku said, “This is a good start for the Nigeria Customs female volleyball team. The first set was a record and we played better as we proceeded.
The girls are playing at a different level now because they are well motivated and it has translated to more coordination and court discipline. Before we left for Cairo, we played numerous friendly matches while in camp and this helped us a lot”.
He said the customs girls will play better against their next opponent.
Onikeku said, “The girls will play better in their next match because they have two free days to improve on their defence band and court discipline”.
Nigeria Customs will face Canon (RD Congo) on Tuesday by 3pm
Day 1 results
KCB of Kenya 3 vs DGSP of Congo
1st set: 25-14
2nd set: 25-12
3rd set: 25-17
FAP of Cameroon 3 vs 0 Shooting of Egypt
1st set: 26-24
2nd set: 25-14
3rd set: 25-22