Nigeria thrashed Benin Republic 2-0 (21-5, 21-5) in the women’s beach volleyball event at the ongoing 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
The pair of Tochukwu Nnoruga and Fransica Ikhiede were too hot for the Benin Republic to handle as it took Nigeria less than 20 minutes to win her opening match.
Fransica Ikhiede said Nigeria plans to retain the title won at the last African Games in Brazzaville, Congo.
Ikhiede said, “The game against the Benin Republic is a prelude to what Nigerians should expect. We are in Morocco to retain the crown and by the grace of God, we shall overcome”.
Nigeria who is seeded number one will face Kenya by 9 am and Gambia by 4 pm on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Nigeria beat Mauritius 2-0 (21-16, 25-23) in the men’s Beach Volleyball event.
The pair of Goodluck Anyasodike and Sam Godwin suppressed the threat coming from Mauritius.
Nigeria will face Egypt by 9 am and Mozambique 4 pm on Saturday.