Nigeria Win U19 African Volleyball Championship in Morroco

Nigeria defeated Egypt on Sunday to win the 14th version of the U19 African Volleyball championship hosted by Morroco. The win makes Nigeria back-to-back champions.

Adekalu Adeniyi, the Head Coach of the Nigeria U19 Boys team, lauded the unwavering efforts of the players against Egypt.

Coach Adeniyi said the players played according to instructions from the first to the third set, committing the trophy to God and the Nigeria Volleyball community.

An overjoyed Adeniyi said, “Today is the happiest day of my life in 2022 because Nigeria retained the trophy won in 2020. The players played according to the game plan from the blast of the whistle and never complained whenever they lost points.

“The players have shown greatness from the first day of the championship and exhibited a high level of discipline during the course of play.

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“I want to thank God Almighty for the opportunity given to me as the Head Coach to win the U19 African Nations Volleyball Championship again. For record purposes, I and Coach Sani Mohammed won the 2018 African Youth Games title, emerged Champions of the 2020 U19 Boys African Nations Volleyball Championship held in Nigeria (as assistant coach), now I am lifting the trophy as the Head Coach.

“I want to also appreciate the Nigeria Volleyball Federation led by Engineer Musa Nimrod for their tremendous support to the success of the team as well as every Nigerian.”
Adeniyi said the players still have a long way to go despite their superb performance.

“All the players have special qualities in them and I strongly believe that they will become National Assets in the future,” he said.