The Nigeria Volleyball Federation says the nation’s contingent to the Africa Games Zonal qualifiers in Abidijan is a brand new national team for the competition.
The Technical Director, Martins Melandie, made the assertion as the contingent departed for Abidjan on Thursday from Kaduna where the team camped.
The technical director said that Nigeria had never failed to secure the ticket, and this time will not be an exception
He explained that as part of activities to fine tune their final preparations in camp for AG zonal qualification, they have played several friendly matches.
He said that they were able to bring in three players to beef up the team, one of whom is a Canada-based.
He also said that they were going all out to qualify and contest to win medals at the AG.
The Nigeria senior volleyball team head coach, Japhet Nuhu, said the players were well motivated and ready to do the country round.