Nigeria Beach Volleyball teams yesterday stormed Accra, the capital city of Ghana for the 2019 CAVB U-21 Beach Cup qualifiers.
The zonal qualifiers for the CAVB U21 Beach Cup are scheduled to take centre stage from Thursday, February 21 – Sunday 24.
After rigorous camping exercise in Kaduna, four players were selected to represent Nigeria at the qualifiers.
The male players are: Emmanuel Okeke and Eminike Ezeike while the female players are; Amarachi Uchechukwu and Maryann Kelechukwu. The teams will be handled by Coach Kayode Ajilore while Samuel Timothy is the country’s accompany referee.
Nigeria male and female teams are drawn with Niger, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana and the Benin Republic respectively.
According to the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod, his desire is to see Nigeria qualify for the U21 Beach World Cup.
He charged the team to win the qualifiers for Pioneer National Beach Volleyball and former National indoor coach, Ismail Chakuma and Amarachi Uchechukwu’s late mother.
“The Nigeria teams were in China for the U21 Beach World Championships and it is my desire and prayers that we qualify and represent Africa at the 2019 U21 Beach World Championships,” he said.
“My charge to the players is to win the qualifiers in Ghana and also dedicate the victory of the qualifiers to the country’s pioneer beach volleyball coach, Late Ismail Chakuma and the late mother of one of the players, Amarachi Uchechukwu”.
“On behalf of the Nigerian Volleyball family, I praise you for your tremendous efforts in making sure you get selected. You are great ambassadors of our dear nation,” he said.
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