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NVBF Announces Squad For All African Games

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation, (NVBF) has announced the list of players for the national teams ahead of the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Nigeria will face Morocco, Mauritius and Botswana in Pool A in the men and women categories at the games.

According to the list released by the Technical Director, Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Martins Melandi the team consists of 12 men and 12 women.

The men’s team boasts of three foreign players which are; Arinze Nwachukwu (Fenerbahçeof Turkey), Uchenna Ofoha (Netzhoppers of Germany), and Samuel Ogwuche (Asaria of Libya) and nine home based players who participated at the Division one and Premier League.

The women’s team has one foreign player, Mercy Promise (Cyprus) and eleven home based players tutored by former Most Valuable Player in Africa, Usman Abdullah and former Kano Super Star player, Moses Babamusa.

Women’s team:

Ladi Jalmet (Nigeria Immigration Service), Eunice Stephen (Nigeria Customs Service), Sandra Ozabor (NSCDC), Ijeoma Ukpabi (Nigeria Army), Mercy Promise (Cyprus), Rafiyat Mustapha (Nigeria Immigration Service), Happy Wushilang (NSCDC), Esther Dusu (Nigeria Customs Service), Albertina Francis (NSCDC), Esther Ahua (Nigeria Customs Service), Sharon Achi (NSCDC) and Jummai Bitrus (NSCDC)

Coaches- Usman Abdullah and Moses Babamusa

Men’s team:

Daniel Nathaniel (Sunshine Spikers), Afun Idowu (Sunshine Spikers), Akinbo Sunday (NSCDC), Army Ferdinand (Nigeria Police), Joseph Princewell (Nigeria Police), Ogunshina Obayemi (Nigeria Police), Iortyom Levi (Nigeria Army), Dikiyai Sriyefa (Nigeria Navy), Ikenna Ochi (UCEM),  Arinze Nwachukwu (Fernabace), Uchenna Ofhoa (Germany), and Samuel Ogwuche (Asaria of Libya)

Coaches- Japheth Nuhu and Taiwo Oladipupo

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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