*As 20 women jostle for African qualifiers
Ahead of the 2017 Africa female Cup of Nations, 20 Volleyball players are currently camped in Abuja, said the Secretary General of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Adamu Maikano.
The Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled for Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital, between 7th to 15th October, 2017. It will serve as a qualifier for the 2018 women world cup.
According to a press statement signed by Kehinde Lamidi, he disclosed that the national women volleyball team which had spent two weeks in camp are expected to leave Nigeria on the 5th of October, 2017.
The 20-woman list is fortified by two foreign players, Verera Oyearone (London-based) and Ebele Promise who were invited by Coach Usman Abdullahi.
The Team Nigeria women list includes: Team Nigeria Women volleyball list.
1. Umeh Helen – NCS
2.Promise Mercy – Cyprus
3. Jalmet Ladi – NIS
4. Oyearone Verera-London Orcas volleyball club
5. Dusu Esther -NSC
6. Ibe Chimdiya – NSC
7. Amaonwu Comfort – NSCDC
8. Nwosu Chimeye – NSCDC
9. Agera Precillia. -NCS
10. Mary Ali. – Plateau Rocks
11. Umaru Aisha – NCS
12. Francis Albertina – NSCDC
13. Ikhiede Francisca – NCS
14. Iwobi Kelechi -NCS
15. Okonma Theresa -NSCDC
16. John Mary – Kada Stars
17. Nnachi Chinedu – Nigerian Army
18. Achi Sharon. – NSCDC
19. Ifeako Patience – NSCDC
20. Ene Odoh – Plateau Rocks
Nigeria will compete in Yaounde along with hosts Cameroon, Algeria, Ghana and Cape Verde.
Others are Egypt, Botswana, Tunisia, Chad, Congo RD, Kenya, Zambia and Senegal.
The head coach, Usman Abdalah, said the players are in good shape and ready to make the nation proud by winning the ticket for the 2018 women world cup.
The President of the country’s Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod appreciated both players and coaches for their endurance as well as perseverance so far in camp.
He promised the federation’s continued support for the team till the dream of winning the world cup is realised.