NVBF appoints Priscilla Agera assistant coach of Nigeria women’s senior team…
The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has appointed 2015 All African Games gold medallist, Priscilla Agera as the assistant coach of Nigeria women’s senior team.
The former captain of Nigeria women’s senior team was appointed following the recommendation of the technical committee headed by the 1st Vice President of NVBF, Professor Ebenezer Morakinyo.
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According to Martin Melandi the Technical Director of NVBF, Priscilla Agera has a wealth of experience which is needed as Nigeria prepares for the 2023 African Women’s Senior Volleyball Championship billed for Cameroon from August 14th to 29th.
Melandi told www.aclsports.com that Priscilla Agera will work closely with the head coach, Samuel Ajayi to record better results at the Nation’s Championship.
He said, “Priscilla Agera was one of Nigeria’s volleyball greatest players during her playing days. She won gold during the 2003 All-African Games in Nigeria and another gold medal in the beach volleyball event at the 2015 All-African Games in Congo.
“The technical committee believes she will bring her wealth of experience into the national team as the assistant coach.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has invited 25 players to camp in preparation for the 2023 African Women’s Senior Volleyball Championship.
The list has 2022 National Best Setter, Enewa Odoh (Customs), Best Spiker, Ijeoma Ukapbi (COAS Spikers) and Best Libero, Jummai Bitrus (CNS Spikers).
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2022 Nigeria Volleyball League, Kelechi Ndukauba (CNS Spikers) as well as MVP of the 2023 African U21 Women’s Nations Championship, Mariam Usman (CNS Spikers) made the list of invited players.
Nigeria’s most in-form volleyball player, Albertina Francis (NSCDC); experienced middle blocker Helen Umeh (Customs) and national setter, Sharon Achi (NSCDC) are in camp ahead of the African Championship.
Nigeria women’s senior team finished fourth position at the 2021 African Nations Championship held in Kigali, Rwanda.
Enewa Odoh (Customs), Sharon Achi (NSCDC), Aliyah Usman (CNS Spikers), Mercy Promise (CNS Spikers), Happy Wushilang (NSCDC), Ijeoma Ukpabi (COAS Spikers), Comfort Amouwu (NSCDC), Naomi Yaro (Kada Emeralds), Mmeseoma Ugochinyere (Japan), Helen Umeh (Customs), Sandra Ozabor (Customs), Sarah Ali (COAS Spikers), Ezinne Blessing (NSCDC), Deborah Chukwu (COAS Spikers), Albertina Francis (NSCDC), Kelechi Ndukauba (CNS Spikers), Jummai Bitrus (CNS Spikers), Elizabeth Ilesanmi (CNS Spikers), Mariam Usman (CNS Spikers), Bethel Ogochukwu (Customs), Naomi Izilein (Life Camp VC), Aisha Abdulraheem (CNS Spikers), Venesa Okike (Benue Queens), Ifeoma Mordi (COAS Spikers), Charity Sylvester (COAS Spikers) and Dorathy Joseph (Kada Emeralds).