Nigeria women’s volleyball team finished sixth position at the ongoing 2023 African Volleyball Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Nigeria lost to Algeria 1-3 (18-25, 13-25, 25-23, 17-25) in the 5th to 6th classification match at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports Yaoundé on Thursday.
In the first set, Nigeria posed a greater threat to Algeria taking points from each rally before the Nigerian girls lost a bit of concentration. Algeria capitalised on the lapses of their opponent and won 25 to 18 points.
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The second point was a walkover for the Algeria team as they came out smoking hot to beat Nigeria by 25 to 13 points.
Nigeria showed more determination in the third set taking vital points from the Algerians. Ijeoma Ukpabi and Kelechi Ndukauba sent fear to the spine of the opponents as they snatched the set by 25 to 23 points.
In the fourth set, the Algerians were deadlier with jersey number 11 making a total number of 13 points against Nigeria. The game eventually went in favour of the Algerians 25 to 17 points against Nigeria as the Nigerian women finished sixth at the 2023 African Volleyball Championship.