BY DARE KUTI
The head coach of Nigeria women’s volleyball team, Usman Abdallah has vowed to secure the ticket for the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco.
The All Africa Games Qualifiers will hold from Sunday to Thursday next week in Abuja.
He revealed that the team has been responding positively to training.
Abdallah said he is not under pressure to deliver the ticket for his country.
“We have been in camp for almost ten days now and the girls are responding to training.
“I have also noticed a lot of improvement as far as the team is concerned. Thirty players were invited to camp and trimmed down to 18; it is encouraging.
“We have been given a job to make sure we get the female team qualified for the All Africa Games.
“I do not think we are under pressure because the male team qualified. I believe that the players and coaches want the country to qualify” Abdullah said.
Abdallah explained that the federation has created an enabling environment for Nigeria to qualify, adding that the president is always the team’s training to watch the girls train.
“I think it is also a motivation to have him here all the time” Abdallah added.
“Right now, we do not have any professional player in camp but what we are planning is to invite some of them after we qualify for the all Africa Games.
“We will try to invite those who are ready to help us we will be inviting them because they are exposed. Currently, we have new crop of players coupled with old players so that they can mix up” Abdallah concluded.