By Georgina Adegbie
Abuja, Jan. 30, 2023
The Nigeria Under 19 female volleyball team on Monday qualified for the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U19 World Championship in Croatia and Hungary.
This is contained in a statement signed by Yiting Cao, International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Department Project Manager.
FIVB congratulated Nigeria for qualifying for the Girls’ U19 World Championship.
The project manager advised Nigeria to confirm her participation by completing the attached Entry Form and returning it by Feb.3, 2023.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Musa Nimrod, while reacting to the new development, lauded the decision of FIVB to admit three African Nations into the World Championship.
Nimrod said the championship will help develop the young players who are in the best form of their lives.
“The slot given to Nigeria by FIVB means we can showcase our talents to the world in Croatia and Hungary.
“The female players can also have the opportunity of being selected by scouts of foreign teams,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Cameroon and Egypt placed first and second respectively at the 2022 CAVB Volleyball Girls’ U19 African Championship in Abuja.
Cameroon and Egypt booked their tickets to the World Championship while Nigeria placed third.
NAN reports that the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U19 World Championship, will hold from Aug.1 to Aug.11 in Croatia and Hungary