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Volleyball: Nigeria Begins 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Against Cameroon

Nigeria’s volleyball women national team will today begin their quest for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games when they lock horns against Cameroon at the ongoing qualifiers in Yaoundé. 

The head coach of the Nigeria senior women’s Volleyball team, Samuel Ajayi said the team will go all out for maximum points against  Cameroon.

Ajayi said Nigeria is in a tough group but believes that the country can make it to Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“We are no doubt in the toughest group, but for me we must remain positive and believe we can make it to Japan”.

We all know that Kenya and Cameroon have a lot of quality players in their team and since everybody wants to be at the Olympics, they will be difficult opponents no doubt,” he added.

Coach Ajayi, who warned that Botswana cannot be underrated either, also posited that for Nigeria to actualize her dream of making her first ever appearance in Japan, all hands must be on the deck as the coaches, players and officials must all be ready to give their all to this mission.

“It is a collective task. We have to recognise the fact that we have good players in our team and we must be ready to give our all”

“You don’t expect any easy game at this level and we must work hard to ensure we scale through at the end of the day.”

Nigeria will battle North African, Egypt on Tuesday by 4pm before slugging it out with Botswana on Wednesday by 4pm.

 

Other matches:

Nigeria v Egypt 4pm (Tuesday)

Nigeria v Botswana 4pm (Wednesday)

Nigeria v Kenya 7pm (Thursday)

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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