The Vice President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, (NVBF) Prof. Florence Adeyanju has backed the country’s Team to win the 2021 U18/19 African Nations Volleyball Championship title on home soil.
Prof Adeyanju charged the teams during the presentation items to the country’s representatives yesterday at the the Indoor Sports Hall of the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja.
Adeyanju believes that the team have the potential to better Nigeria’s previous achievement at the last tournament in Kenya.
“The country had always been blessed with talented and glory-seeking young Volleyball players” she said.
“I believe the present crop of players in the country will do better than our own time. They stand a bright chance of representing the country at this year’s World Championships”.
In the same vein, former captain of Nigeria women’s volleyball team, Lola Aina believes that the U18 Girls and U19 Boys can make the nation proud.
Aina who was represented by the Coordinator Lola Aina Foundation, James Asoa urged Nigerians not to lay unnecessary pressure on the teams.
“The Nigeria U19 Boys are the favourite in this tournament because they are the team to beat and that is why it is not surprising when you see teams who play against them come out in full force.
“Those who tip the boys as favourites are not wrong because of the quality of players they parade.
“Nevertheless, I would want us to move step by step and see how we progress in the competition”.
Lola Aina an ex international, former Captain of the Nigeria Volleyball women’s team donated bags, water bottles and backpacks to the 28 players planning to represent the country at the U18 Girls and U19 Boys African Nations Volleyball Championship in Abuja.