Nigeria’s women beach volleyball team defeated Cameroon 2-0 to win the gold medal at the Camtel International Beach Volleyball Championship, which ended in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
The pair of Tochukwu Nnourge and Francisca Ikhiede emerged victorious over their Cameroonian counterparts 21-14, 21-13 in the female category of the beach volleyball competition.
In the male category, Team Nigeria lost 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-11) to Central Africa Republic in an intriguing final encounter.
The head coach of the Beach Volleyball teams, Francis Imoudu commended the players for their achievements in the Camtel International Beach Volleyball Championship and promised to work on the technical deficiencies he noticed during the championship.
According to Francis Imoudu:
“The girls made Nigeria proud by winning gold despite playing against the host in the final. It was a war of sand and entertainment in Yaoundé; our male team’s performance was enjoyed by the crowd but unfortunately they lost. It was a great outing all the same and we hope to correct the technical deficiency noticed in the next camp.
To our number one supporter, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod, we say a big thank you for making this trip possible despite the short notice.”
“This is just the beginning of our success stories in Beach Volleyball.
There are various championships next year and the federation is doing everything possible to ensure you do not miss any. The ultimate goal is to be at Tokyo 2020 Olympics and with the help of God, board members and sponsors Nigeria will be one of the representatives at the prestigious Games.”
Following their victory at the Camtel International Beach Volleyball Championship in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Nigeria’s women beach volleyball team has retained the second spot in the current rankings released by the Africa Volleyball Federation (CAVF).