The head coach of Nigeria beach volleyball team, Francis Imoudu said the women’s team is one step away to secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games in Japan.
Nigeria women’s beach volleyball team finished first at the zone 3 2020 Olympic qualifiers in Laboma, Ghana.
In the women championship the Nigerian team won both matches as they beat Benin twice 2-0 (21-3, 21-7) and 2-0 (21-17, 21-16).
The Nigerian stars then overcame hosts Ghana also twice 2-0 (21-14, 21-19) and in the second match 2-0 (21-12, 21-11).
Imoudu told newsmen that Nigeria stand a strong chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the end of the qualifying campaign.
“In spite of the performance of the girls at the Zone 3 qualifiers emerging first, the signs are there that we will make it to Tokyo 2020 Olympics, we are just one step away from Japan.
“I commend the women’s beach volleyball team for their resilience and determination. They played well and did the country proud in Ghana,” he said.
“The girls used tactical discipline to subdue Benin Republic and Ghana in their respective matches. The Ghanaian team was powering in the beginning of the matches but we had a game plan which was perfectly executed” he said.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod commended the players for qualifying for the next round of the Olympic qualifiers.
He expressed great optimizing that the players can shock their opponents in the final round yet to be decided by CAVB.
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