Nigeria’s bid to secure a spot in the Women’s Beach Volleyball event at the Tokyo Olympics ended in heartbreak against Kenya at the Olympics qualifiers in Morocco on Sunday.
Kenya navigated past Nigeria 2-0 in the final to secure the sole ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Reacting to the disappointing finish to a promising campaign for Nigeria, the Chairman of Nigeria Beach Volleyball Commission Musa Nimrod said, “I am super proud of the fighting spirit the team displayed at the final today. The team gave Kenya a good fight but could not secure the Tokyo Olympics slot losing 2-0.
“I see great potentials in this team and all I can say is that they are worthy ambassadors to have gotten into the final. The race for Paris 2024 will begin soon and the Federation will partner with other beach volleyball countries in order for them to attend some tours.”
Despite failing to make the Tokyo Games, for reaching the finals of the qualifiers, Nigeria will compete at the Beach World Tour in Rwanda and the Zone 3 beach competition in Cotonou next July.