Volleyball World Championships Qualifier Nigeria’s beach volleyball teams depart on March 9

Nigeria’s U-21 Beach Volleyball teams will leave Abuja

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Nigeria’s U-21 Beach Volleyball teams will leave Abuja on March 9 for Republic of Benin for the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball U-21 World Championships qualifier.

Maikano Adamu, Secretary, Nigerian Volleyball Federation (NVF) made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

Adamu said the qualifier which was initially slated for March 3 to March 6 had been postponed to March 10 to Match 13.

“The Local Organising Committee requested for a week postponement to enable it resolve some technical challenges.

“We will be leaving on March 9 for the qualifier. Both teams are adequately prepared for the event,’’ he said.

Adamu listed countries that would feature at the qualifier as Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso and the host Benin.

NAN report that the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball U-21 World Championships is scheduled for Nanjing in China from June 13 to June 18.

NAN also reports that both teams campaigned for the tickets at the Zone 3 qualifiers held in Lome, Togo.

The teams competed against teams from Togo, Ghana and Republic of Benin, with Nigeria parading two teams each in both the male and female categories.

The Nigerian female team finished first in the female category, while the male team was second in their own category.

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