Nigeria has triumphed in Niamey, Niger Republic’s Zone 3 of the 2023 African U-21 Nations Women’s Volleyball Championship.
On Sunday night, Nigeria defeated Ghana 3:0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-10) to win the championship match.
‘The girls had earlier eased past local rivals, Ghana in their first match of the tournament with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-8) win.
They continued their winning run in their second match against hosts Niger, winning 3-0 (25-4, 25-11, 25-4).
The team also swept aside Benin Republic with a dominant display in their third match, claiming a 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-9) win to secure a rematch against Ghana in the final.’
Coach Rakiya Mohammed, who spoke after the match, thanked God for the victory.
“We bless God because this is the first time Nigeria is clinching trophy at the underage level. I feel so happy. The Ghanaians came all out but the girls proved their worth and we have now qualified for the world championship in Thailand.”
The team is expected return back to Nigeria today.