Egypt’s U-17 female volleyball team defeated their hosts Nigeria 3-1 in the final match to win the 2023 Girl’s U-17 African Nations Volleyball championship.
The match took place on Thursday at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
The Egyptians demonstrated their dominance in the championship as they won the opening set 25-21, while Nigeria won the second set 25-20, rallying to win the third set 25-22 and the fourth set 25-21.
This is a new division added to the continental tournament by the Conference of African Volleyball (CAVB).
After the game, Nigeria team coach Sunday Akapson expressed disappointment that his team had lost the final match, stating that the girls came in second place but that they gave a good performance and he was proud of them.
“These are young girls, and this is their first time playing an international championship; they fought hard to secure a ticket for the World Cup next year.
“This is a very good grassroots sport for Nigeria Volleyball in general; we will continue to work on these girls to prepare them for future encounters,” he said.