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2021 V’ball open: Coach hails team as Nigeria beat South Sudan

The Head Coach of Nigeria men’s team, Usman Abdullah has hailed his team for convincingly defeating South Sudan 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-19) in their second match at the ongoing 2021 CAVB African Volleyball Nations Cup in Rwanda.

He said the match against South Sudan was a physical one but experience won the game for Nigeria.

Abdullah said his target is to reach the Quarterfinals and beating South Sudan is the first step.

Ex International hailed the players for giving their best and adhering to corrections after the team lost to Tunisia on Tuesday.

He said, “South Sudan lost 2-3 to Ethiopia on Tuesday and it was expected of them to become more physical against us. I am excited the boys used their experience to suppress the South Sudan boys.

“The team is not in Rwanda for jamboree, our minimum target is to be in this year’s Quarterfinals and if possible secure the Semifinals ticket. For those who knows me, the word impossible is not in my dictionary”.

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“After losing to Tunisia, I drew the attention of the boys to their bad blocks and lack of defending after an attack and I am happy the boys adhered to every instructions from the coaching crew”.

Abdullah said the next mission is to secure maximum points against Ethiopia on on Friday.

“Our mission is simple, beat Ethiopia and qualify for the Quarterfinals. We are not going to joke with an set against Ethiopia, the boys means serious business this time around”.

Nigeria will face Ethiopia on Friday by 4pm in their final match in Pool B

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