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13th African Games: Our target is to surpass previous position, Ajayi says



The coach of Nigeria`s Women Volleyball team, Samuel Ajayi, said his team would surpass their previous position at the upcoming 2024 African Games in Accra, Ghana.

NEWSVERGE reports that Ajayi led the women’s team to fourth position at the 12th African Games in Morocco.

Ajayi who stated this in an interview with our correspondent on Friday in Abuja, said the players have been in camp since January before the commencement of the second phase of the camp.

He said that this was made possible with the support of the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod.

The coach said that the camp organised by the Federal Ministry would be used to correct some of the lapses observed at the first camp.

“We will use the second phase of the camp to work on lapses observed at the camp in Kaduna.

“We have worked on all the departments of the team and the players have gone through rigorous training and they are good to go,”he said.

“They don’t have to be afraid or scared of any team because they have all it takes to defeat any team they will face during the tournament in Ghana,” he said.

our correspondent reports that a total of 21 players resumed camp on Thursday in Abuja, ahead of the 2023 African Games in Ghana.

They included, Achi Sharon, Aliyat Usman, Gift Michael, Aisha Umaru, Ijeoma Ukpabi, Maryam Ibrahim, Happy Wushilang, Comfort Amaouwu, Verity Onyegwu, Ifunayan Udeagbala and Jummai Bitrus.

Others are, Tochukwu Nnoruga, Helen Umeh, Deborah Chukwu, Blessing Unekwe, Aisha Bello, Kelechi Ndukauba, Albertina Francis, Mmesomachi Okekearu, Mariam Usman and Bethel Ogochukwu.

NEWSVERGE reports that the Games will be held in Ghana on March 8 to 23.

Georgina Adegbie

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