By Our Reporter
The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) has invited 21 players to the camp of the U19 Boys’ National Team ahead of next month’s African U19 Boys Nations Championships in Morocco.
The 2022 African U19 Boys Nations Championships is scheduled for 1st to 12th September in El Jadida/Casablanca.
According to a statement from the NVBF, the head coach of Sunshine Spikers, Adeniyi Adekalu has been drafted to handle the U19 Boys team and will be assisted by Coach of Kada Emeralds, Vincent Unogwu.
The U19 team list includes; seven Nigeria Volleyball Premier League players, five National Division 1 League players, seven National Division 2 league players and two non league players who are currently camped in Kaduna state.
OFFA VC Libero, Tiamiyu Ismail and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Spikers player, Elisha Amedi gets their second call up to the National U19 Boys Camp.
Coach of Nigeria U19 Boys Team, Adeniyi Adekalu revealed that the nation stands a chance of retaining the title won on her home soil during the last championship.
Adekalu said, “If you look at the list of players invited, you will notice that this is a new crop of players. Nigeria Volleyball Federation have three leagues and selecting the players for national duty was made easy.
“We are aiming for a treble in the U19 category and by the Grace of God, this will be achievable due to a working system in the country”, he added.
Full list of Nigeria U19 Boys in camp:
Dumsami Elam (Bayonet Spikers), Tiamiyu Ismail (OFFA VC), Nuhu Ahmed (Adamawa Spikers), Manaman Solomon (Spartan Spikers), Adebayo Ojo (Taraba Spikers), Samuel Ogbonna (Plateau Rocks), Alo Taiwo (Sunshine Spikers), Emmanuel Ojile (Lagos), Ebuka Nwafor (Plateau Rocks), Andrew Philip (Ogun state), Abednego Hassan (Wikki Spikers), Elisha Amedi (CNS Spikers), Raheem Olayemi (Sunshine Spikers), Philip Douglas (OFFA VC), Abdul-Azeez Aliu (CNS Spikers), Jubril Mora (Kwara United), Eliphas Yusuf (Spartan Spikers), Mudashiru Ayodeji (OFFA VC), Desmon Domiy (Spartan Spikers), Patrick Anthony (OFFA VC).