The Nigerian U21 Volleyball team on Friday pipped Libya 3-2 to book a place in the semi-final of the 2022 African U21 Men’s Nations Championship.
Nigeria fought tooth and nail to overcome resilient Libya (25-20, 18-25, 25:20, 22-25, 15-8) in the quarterfinal. The Former African U19 Champions had finished second in the group stage of the ongoing tournament in Tunisia.
En route to the last four phase, the former U19 African Champions led by Coach Sani Mohammed only lost to host Tunisia.
They beat Morocco and Gambia in the other group encounter.
Reacting to the latest victory, Coach Mohammed while reacting to the victory, stated that it was a hard fought result, and that the team remains focused on booking a World Cup ticket.
The finalists of the Championship will have the opportunity to feature at the upcoming World Volleyball Championship.
“I want to commend my players for showing character. It was a tensed game, but we showed superiority.
“We won’t focus. We are taking it one after another. It’s our uttermost desire to pick one of World Cup tickets and make our President Engr. Musa Nimrod and other Nigerians proud,” he said.
The leadership of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) handed a World Cup ticket to the team.