By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Nigeria’s U-21 make and female beach volleyball players, on Wednesday August 23, 2023, departed the Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS), Kaduna for the Africa Beach Volleyball championship, billed for Casablanca, the capital city of Morocco.
Speaking with sports writers at ABS on Wednesday, the National head coach for the teams, John Iworima explained that they have been in camp for three weeks.
“We had series of preparations, we just rounded up our three weeks camping here in Kaduna and we would be leaving for Abuja to Morocco today.
“We believe that we will get a good placement on the podium in both male and female categories.
“Having gone through the camping exercise and seeing their efforts, these are the best players we have in this category in Nigeria”.
According to Coach Iworima, four players will be leaving for Morocco.
“The championship is starting this weekend in Casablanca Morocco to end on August 31, 2023”. He added.
He commended the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engr. Musa Nimrod for his sponsorship and assistance.
Also speaking, the President, Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engr Musa Nimrod explained that the players are well prepared for the tournament.
“The players are well prepared for the beach tournament, especially the female team, who were in Tunisia for the Africa Beach Games, they also went to Cotonou for Olympics qualifier.
“I believe that Nigeria will also be going for World Beach Volleyball Championship in Mexico by September. I believe that these players will perform very well, I have strong confidence, they have to go and showcase their ability and capability”. He said.
One of the players from female category, Esther Mbah Onyinye said, she is confident they will excel because they worked hard while training.
Onyinye who was in high spirits, promised that they will make the country proud.