The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod has hailed Nigeria U21 JMen’s team for booking a place in the semifinals of the 2022 African U21 Men’s Nation’s Volleyball Championship.
Nigeria defeated Libya 3-2 (25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-8) in a highly tense quarterfinal on Friday.
Nimrod said the players exhibited a high level of resilience on the court adding that the Federation members are proud of their exploits.
He said “I want to commend the players for qualifying for the semifinals of the U21 Nation’s Championship in Tunisia. When Nigeria hosted the U21 Nations Championship four years ago, we could not qualify for the next round. I am a happy man today that the team has surpassed their last outing.
“I monitored the match and all I could see were boys who were ready to make the nation proud. They exhibited a high level of discipline, maturity and resilience in the face of stiff opposition for the intimidating crowd. The coaching crew also showed their tactical abilities by winning the fifth set despite pressures”
The Secretary General of Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Zone 3 charged the players to go all out in their semifinal match against Cameroon/Egypt.
He said, “Show no respect to any team in the semifinals; they may be good but we are better. The 2023 FIVB U21 Men’s Ticket is in your hands and the Nigeria Volleyball Federation will support you when you secure the ticket”.