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MX News Update 2024


Beach V/ball: Nigeria on tour ahead of the Olympic qualifiers

The Nigerian beach volleyball women’s team will embark on an overseas tour ahead of the Olympic qualifiers taking place on the 19the to 23rd June 2024 in Morocco, reports

The women’s beach volleyball team won a bronze medal at the 13th African Games in Ghana, booking a place in the qualifiers.

The President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod, told that he was confident Nigeria would qualify for the tournament in Paris having come so close twice.

He said: “This time we are not going to play second fiddle because our desire is to get the ticket. We have always played second fiddle, but enough is enough and that is why we prepare the players in advance.

“We know there are different challenges because these are young players. While some are writing their WAEC, we have others in college. We have talked to the families so that we will understand ourselves very well, but the preparation has started and next week they will start their West African tour.

“They are going to Ghana, Lomé, Cotonou and Badagry, where their last campsite will be. We are hopeful that Nigeria will participate in the beach volleyball event at the Olympic Games this time.”

He assured that the country’s women’s beach volleyball team will give a good impression of itself as preparations have begun for the qualifying matches for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games next month.

The players currently in the camp are: Esther Mbah (Nasarawa State University), Pamela Bawa (NY Spikers Abuja), Francisca Ikheide (Nigeria Customs Service), Naomi Yaro (Kada Emeralds), Sarah Sanda (Kada Emeralds), Ifunanya Udeagbala (Anambra Queens). ), Sharon Sunday (Kada Princess), Agape Sunday (Destiny Spikers) and Blessing Lawrence (Peace Spikers) under the supervision of Kayode Ajilore and Christiana Amadi.