Volleyball: ‘We’re aiming a treble in Africa U19 championship’

by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Head coach of Nigeria volleyball U19 boys’ national team, Adenuyi Adekalu, said they aim to win a treble in the Africa U19 Nations Cup Championship scheduled to take place in Morocco from September 1-12, 2022, due to the working system of the country.

Adelaku is confident that the Nigerian players numbering 21, who were invited to camp to prepare adequately for the U19 continental championship, will do well in El Jadida/Casablanca.

According to him, the depth of the Nigeria volleyball league which comprises three tiers provided a stress-free avenue to invite the best to camp.

“If you look at the list of players invited, you will notice that this is a new crop of players,” Adelaku explained.

“Nigeria Volleyball Federation have three leagues and selecting the players for national duty was made easy.

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“We are aiming for a treble in the U19 category and by the Grace of God, this will be achievable due to a working system in the country,” the head coach added.

Preceding the above, the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) in a statement said the federation invited 21 players from its national leagues and two non-league players to the camp in Kaduna State.

Aside from the players invited, NVBF also named Adeniyi Adelaku, head coach of Sunshine Spikers, and Vincent Unogwu, Kada, Emerald head coach as the handler of the U19 team assistant respectively.

NVBF noted OFFA VC Tiamiyu Ismail and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Spikers’ player, Elisha Amedi got their second call up to the National U19 Boys Camp.

Dumsami Elam (Bayonet Spikers)
Tiamiyu Ismail (OFFA VC)
Nuhu Ahmed (Adamawa Spikers)
Manaman Solomon (Spartan Spikers)
Adebayo Ojo (Taraba Spikers)
Samuel Ogbonna (Plateau Rocks)
Alo Taiwo (Sunshine Spikers)
Emmanuel Ojile (Lagos)
Ebuka Nwafor (Plateau Rocks)
Andrew Philip (Ogun State)
Abednego Hassan (Wikki Spikers)
Elisha Amedi (CNS Spikers)
Raheem Olayemi (Sunshine Spikers)
Philip Douglas (OFFA VC)
Abdul-Azeez Aliu (CNS Spikers)
Jubril Mora (Kwara United)
Eliphas Yusuf (Spartan Spikers)
 Mudashiru Ayodeji (OFFA VC)
Desmon Domiy (Spartan Spikers)
Patrick Anthony (OFFA VC)


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