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V/ball: Ikhiede Tasks younger players on hardwork

Nigeria senior volleyball player, Francisca Ikhiede has urged younger players to be dedicated, hard-working and humble as she celebrates her birthday.

The Nigeria best server revealed that beating Brazil at the 2020 Carmtel Volleyball Invitational Championship in Cameroon gave her the mentality that no team is unbeatable.

The National beach volleyball player said the 2019 Zone 3 African Club Championship was one of her most exciting tournaments.

She said, “I really want to encourage the younger players to keep the spirit high, work-hard and be humble. Nothing good comes easy in this life; there are times when things seems not to be working but always have the ability to say I can do it and I will not quit.

“One of my most exciting matches was the game against Brazil at the 2020 Carmtel Volleyball Invitational Championship in Cameroon. All odds were not favouring us as bookmarks have written us off; we went into the final and ended up defeating Brazil to retain our title”.

Ikhiede revealed that the experience gathered at her first snow volleyball is everlasting.

She said, “it was a nice experience playing for Nigeria at her first ever snow volleyball international championship. I have never witnessed such level of cold in my entire life but I was over the moon because I was able to see how snow looked like”.

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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