Germany based player, Uchenna Ofoha said his decision to play volleyball for Nigeria is borne out of taking up new challenges on the African continent.
Ofoha who made his debut for Nigeria at the 2019 All Africa Games qualifiers said the country will make an impact at the games proper in Morocco next month.
He said, “I decided to play for Nigeria because it is the motherland for me and I wanted to take on a new challenge. It is amazing to be able to represent my parents’ country and help them succeed.
“The qualifiers was the first step to a special year for Nigeria Volleyball and at the 2019 All Africa Games, we will not disappoint. I am sure we will make an impact in Morocco”.
The Canada born player told www.aclsports.com that said he sees himself and his teammates playing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
He said, “With the kind of players Nigeria possesses, the country can feature at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games”.
Ofoha who played for Netzhoppers of Germany in the 2019/2020 season said, “I played a bunch of sports as a kid but volleyball was always the most challenging because I enjoy challenging myself; I trained hard to be better at this sport and I grew to really like it.
Ofoha said, “I want to be remembered as a hard working athlete that always put in 100 percent, regardless of the result; also an athlete who used the sport of volleyball to help impact other people in a positive way”.