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NIGERIA ‘S WOMEN VOLLEYBALL TEAM FIGHTS BACK TO DEFEAT BOTSWANA

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BY DARE KUTI.

The head coach of the Nigeria women’s Volleyball team, Samuel Ajayi has praised the fighting spirit his players showed in their 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-23) win over Botswana at the Popasy hall in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Nigeria recorded her first win at the ongoing 2020 CAVB Tokyo women’s Volleyball Qualification in Cameroon after losing to Cameroon and Egypt by 3-0 major scores.

He said, “It was a good performance from the team today, we played really well though it was a tough game from Botswana. What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit.

“I am happy we could deal with the danger they posed and being the third match of the qualifiers, it is a joy for us.

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 “They (Botswana) have a good team and unfortunately, we lost the second set which was a shock for us and we had to recover from this and with our attitude, we had to make them tire out to get the result”.

He further said, ““I will not single out any player for praise. This is a sweet victory for us and it was only possible by teamwork. Everyone played his part and at the end, we are happy to have won the match.

“However, our focus is now on the match against Kenya on Thursday). We will do everything within our powers to give Kenya a good fight”.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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