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AAG 2019: Nigeria Beach Volleyball Team Reach  Quarterfinals 

Nigeria men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Nigeria men’s team beat Egypt 2-1 (21-15, 13-21, 15-13) while the women’s team defeated Gambia 2-0 (21-12, 21-9) to book sports in their respective quarterfinals.

Nigeria women’s team will face Kenya on Tuesday in the quarterfinals after losing 2-1 (21-13, 22-24, 15-12) in the group stages.

The men’s team will face South Africa in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

The head coach of the Nigeria beach volleyball teams, Kayode Ajilore said the team has crossed the first stage which is to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Ajilore said the team will work on the lapses noticed in some of the matches played and will not occur in subsequent matches.

He said; “I am excited that the teams has crossed the first hurdle by moving to the quarterfinals. The teams are working so hard to correct minor errors noticed and I want to assure Nigerians that we are determined to make the nation proud”.

Women’s Quarterfinal matches:

Egypt v Rwanda, Namibia v Mauritius, Kenya v Nigeria and Mozambique v Morocco

Men’s Quarterfinals matches:

South Africa v Nigeria, Angola v Morocco, Rwanda v Ghana and Gambia v Mozambique

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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