Beach Volleyball: Nigerian Teams Through to Quarterfinals

By Daily Sports on August 18, 2019

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Nigeria’s men and women teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Nigeria men’s team beat Egypt 2-1 (21-15, 13-21, 15-13) on Saturday while the women’s team defeated Gambia 2-0 (21-12, 21-9) to book sports in their respective quarterfinals.

Nigeria’s women’s team will face Kenya on Tuesday in the quarterfinals after losing 2-1 (21-13, 22-24, 15-12) in the group stages.

The men’s team will face South Africa in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

The head coach of the Nigerian beach volleyball teams, Kayode Ajilore, said the teams have crossed the first stage, which is to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Ajilore said the teams will work on the lapses noticed in some of the matches played and will not occur in subsequent matches.

He said: “I am excited that the teams have crossed the first hurdle by moving to the quarterfinals. The teams are working so hard to correct minor errors noticed and I want to assure Nigerians that we are determined to make the nation proud.”

Women’s Quarterfinal matches:

Egypt v Rwanda, Namibia v Mauritius, Kenya v Nigeria and Mozambique v Morocco

Men’s Quarterfinals matches:

South Africa v Nigeria, Angola v Morocco, Rwanda v Ghana and Gambia v Mozambique

•Photo shows Nigeria’s female beach volleyball team in action at the African Games in Morocco

Source Daily Sports

Posted August 18, 2019


 

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