Nigeria have lost to Cameroon 3-1 (25-19, 25-27, 25-19, 25-20) in the men’s quarterfinals at the ongoing 2021 African Seniors Nations Championship in Rwanda.
Cameroon picked up the first set of the game 25-19 points before Nigeria recovered in the second set, fighting hard to win by 27-25 point.
Cameroon who are the 2019 Silver medalist, charged out in the 3rd and 4th set (25-19, 25-20) to secure their semifinals ticket.
The Head Coach of Nigeria men’s team, Usman Abdullah expressed satisfaction in the performance of his team against Cameroon while expressing his desire to win the next classification match.
He said, “I am happy with the performance of the team; we wanted to beat Cameroon but they were a better side.
“These Cameroonian team have been together for a long time, they finished second at the 2019 African Seniors Nations Championship in Egypt and most of them ply their trade in Europe. Nigeria is rebuilding her team and I am optimistic in the next three years; our team will be formidable.
Nigeria will battle for the 5th and 6th position at the Nation’s Championship on Monday.