Beach Volleyball: Nigeria qualify for 13th African Games

Following their near-perfect performances at the recently concluded African Games qualifiers in Ghana, Nigeria’s men and women’s beach volleyball teams have qualified for the 13th African Games in Ghana.

The 13th African Games is scheduled for March 8 to 23 in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast in Ghana.

The pair of Esther Mbah and Pamela Bawa recorded a 100 per cent winning record in the women’s category beating Burkina Faso 2-0 (21-12, 21-10), Benin Republic 2-0 (21-6, 21-13) and Ivory Coast 2-0 (21-6, 21-6) to finish first position.

The pair of Hilary Simon and Obayemi Ogunshina recorded three wins against Burkina Faso 2-0 (21-15, 21-11), Togo 2-1 (15-21, 21-13, 21-13) and Ivory Coast 2-1 (16-21, 21-17, 15-13) losing to Benin Republic 2-1 (21-14, 21-23, 15-21).

The coach of the Nigeria women’s team, Kayode Ajilore, commended the resilient spirit of the players for ensuring the nation qualified for the African Games.

Ajilore added that the players would resume closed camp immediately to work on some lapses observed during the qualifiers.

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