Nigeria’s U-21 Women Volleyball team have won the 2023 African U-21 Nations Women’s Volleyball Championship Zone 3 in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Nigeria defeated Ghana 3:0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-10) in the finals on Sunday night to clinch the title, NAN reports.
In their first match of the tournament, the girls earlier eased past local rivals, Ghana 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).
With a dominant display in their third match, the team also swept aside Benin Republic claiming a 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-9) win to secure a rematch against Ghana in the final.
In reaction to the win, Coach Rakiya Mohammed who spoke after the match thanked God for the victory.
In her words, “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.”