Nigeria women’s beach volleyball team on Wednesday departed the country for the World Championship in Doha, Qatar.
The championship will hold from 12th to 16th October, 2019.
Nigeria has been paired alongside the Czech Republic, USA and Brazil in Group A.
Nigeria’s contingent to Doha include six players – Francisca Ikhedia, Tochukwu Nnorogua, Isabella Laju, Amarachi Uchechukwu, Abigail Abah and Maryann Kelechukwu – and coach John Iwerima.
Nigeria received a wild card owing to the country’s recent performances in finishing fourth at the Africa Beach Volleyball Nations Seniors held in Abuja and qualifying for the World Beach Championship in Germany.
Nigeria also debuted at the world Snow Volleyball in Argentina, scoring an upset by defeating the host country Argentina.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Musa Nimrod reiterated his resolve to reposition volleyball in the country as he wished the team good luck as they go up against the world’s biggest team in the tournament.
“Brazil women beach volleyball team is currently number one in the World while USA has one of the best team in North America. I am wishing the team the very best; they pulled a surprises against Argentina at the Snow Volleyball Championship, I strongly believe they can upset another big team.
“My dream has always been for Nigeria to be amongst the best beach volleyball team not only in Africa but the world. We are hoping that, they will do Nigeria and Africa proud”.