The Nigeria Women Volleyball team has qualified for the Africa Championship in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
This followed the Super Falcons victory over Ghana & the host Cote D’ivore at the just concluded world women cup volleyball qualifiers in Abidjan.
Team Nigeria Falcons overpowered Ghana by an unanswered 3-0 score line at 25-16, 25-17 and 25-7 as well as host Ivory Coast 26-24, 25-12 and 25-20 in the first and second match respectively.
President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Eng. Musa Nimrod in a chat with ACLSports.com attributed the feat to God stating that it took a miracle for the team to attend the Africa qualifiers.
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“I feel great and happy. It is God not the Federation because l know the miracle that took place before they travelled. We are just a month and two weeks in office”.
He said the senior men trials will take place in Kaduna this week adding that there is no automatic placement for any individual.
He noted that new male players will be injected into the national team.
“We are taking things one after the other. No week is free now”.
“This week the senior men’s trials will take place in Kaduna to select some new boys that will be injected into the national team. Our players in Diaspora will be invited, both male and female. They will fight for a jersey. I earlier said no more selection by proxy”, the President ended.
The players and officials of the volleyball team are expected back in the country at the Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The female team now shifts focus to the African Nations Cup in Cameroon in October 2017; the qualifying process for the 2018 World Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will be held in Japan from 30th September to 21st October.