Rabat 2019: Nigeria To Face Kenya, South Africa In Beach Volleyball Quarterfinals Today
Nigeria men’s Beach Volleyball team will today (Sunday) slug it out with their South African counterparts in the quarterfinals of the 2019 African Games in Morocco.
In other Beach Volleyball event, Nigeria women’s Beach Volleyball national team will also face Kenya women’s national team in the quarterfinals of the event.
Nigeria men and women teams have on Saturday picked the quarterfinals tickets of the events after defeating their opponents.
Nigeria men’s team beat Egypt 2-1 (21-15, 13-21, 15-13) while the women’s team defeated Gambia 2-0 (21-12, 21-9) to book their place in their respective quarterfinals. Nigeria women’s team will face Kenya on Sunday in the quarterfinals after losing 2-1 (21-13, 22-24, 15-12) in the group stages while the men’s team will face South Africa in the quarterfinals on Sunday (today).
The head coach of the Nigeria beach volleyball teams, Kayode Ajilore said the team has crossed the first stage which is to qualify for the quarterfinals. Ajilore said the team will work on the lapses noticed in some of the matches played and will not occur in subsequent matches. He is also confident of the two national teams to book their places in the semifinals of their respective competitions.
According to him, “I am excited that the teams has crossed the first hurdle by moving to the quarterfinals. The teams are working so hard to correct minor errors noticed and I want to assure Nigerians that we are determined to make the nation proud”.
Women’s Quarterfinal matches:
Egypt v Rwanda
Namibia v Mauritius
Kenya v Nigeria,
Mozambique v Morocco
Men’s Quarterfinals matches:
South Africa v Nigeria
Angola v Morocco
Rwanda v Ghana
Gambia v Mozambique