Volleyball: Elam confident of success ahead African tourney


Ebenezer Bajela

Head coach of Nigeria U-19 Girls’ team, Elishama Elam, has expressed confidence as the 2022 Girls’ U-19 African Nations Volleyball Championship begins Tuesday (today) in Nigeria.

The volleyball championship ends September 10 in Abuja.

The COAS Spikers gaffer named 14 players in the squad and will be assisted by Tina Azomani (Delta Force) and the new Technical adviser, Alex Boskovic.

He said the players are ready to make Nigeria proud at the championship adding that the team is fully prepared for any team.

He said, “After six weeks of preparations, we are ready for the 2022 Girls’ U-19 African Nations Volleyball Championship. The girls have been active throughout this year; some of them played in the National Division 1 League; while others played in several invitational championships, including the beach championship.

“I was the head coach of the Nigeria U-19 Girls when Cameroon defeated us in three games; this will not repeat itself again. Nigeria is better prepared and we will put in our best at this year’s championship. In the coaching crew is the new technical adviser, Alex Boskovic, and I’m sure his tactical experience will be the joker for the country.”