Nigeria failed to complete among the many high three on the African U21 Males’s Nation’s Volleyball Championship as they misplaced 0-3 (21-25, 20-25, 23-25) to Cameroon on Monday.
The Cameroonians caught Nigeria napping within the early minutes of the primary set main by 7 to 2 factors. Nigeria struggled to meet up with the Cameroonians however the recreation ended 25-21 factors. The second set was promising for Nigeria as they led by 13 to 11 factors however the group slumped to Cameroon dropping 25-20 factors.
Nigeria and Cameroon received factors concurrently within the third set until 23 to 23 factors; Cameroon had two successive blocks to win the sport 25 to 23 factors.
The top coach of Nigeria U21 group, Sani Mohammed stated he’s happy with his boys regardless of ending fourth on the championship.
Mohammed stated the gamers fought all through the championship including that Nigeria have been underdogs within the U21 Nations Championship.
He stated, “Regardless of the end result of the Championship, I’m actually happy with all of the gamers. Our intentions have been to select one of many obtainable slots for the 2023 FIVB World Championship however in the long run we couldn’t obtain our desires.
“The final time Nigeria participated on the U21 Championship, we completed sixth place and now fourth place. That is an enchancment; we got here into the championships as underdogs as a result of our outcomes haven’t been spectacular within the U21 class.”
Mohammed stated many of the gamers have the potential to turn into world beaters within the close to future, advising the Federation to maintain the gamers collectively.
He stated, “The boys have been collectively for a very long time and I’ve a robust conviction that they are going to turn into world beaters sooner or later. I’m interesting to the management of Nigeria Volleyball Federation to maintain these units of gamers as a result of their finest is but to be seen by the world.
“My appreciation goes to everybody that supported the group through the simply concluded African U21 Males’s Championship; your help went a great distance in motivating the participant”, he added.