Nigeria recorded her second consecutive win as they beat the hosts, Niger Republic 3-0 (25-4, 25-11, 25-4) in front of her home fans on Friday night.
Team Nigeria continues with her impressive performance at the ongoing 2023 African U21 Nations Volleyball Championship (Zone 3) in Niamey, Niger Republic.
Reacting after the win, the head coach of Nigeria U21 women’s team, Rakiya Muhammad revealed that her team will go all out against Benin Republic fit Supremacy battle.
The Gaffer continued that starting six and bench are good to change the narrative on the court.
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She added that her team will beat the Benin Republic, saying her team is doing well.
She said, “I feel happy that we are able to beat the Niger Republic, you can see that they brought their supporters to cheer them up.
The girls were not intimidated by the crowd and it did not move them a bit. When you see the scoreline, we beat them all the three sets and with very good results we are through to the final.
“The substitute I brought in played very well and even the starting six because in a competition you concentrate only on your starting six. The bench came in to do best.
“We are facing our neighbours with a game to play, now that we know we are through to the finals but we are going to fight for supremacy since it’s a round Robin game and we will beat them.”
Recall that Nigeria defeated Ghana in her first game, 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-8).
Other results on Day 3 of the 2023 African U21 Nations Volleyball Championship (Zone 3)
Women – Ghana v Benin 3-2 (15-25, 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13)
Men – Niger Republic v Benin Republic 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 27-25)
Ghana v Côte d’Ivoire 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-16)