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2022 AWCON Sports Minister Sunday Charges Super Falcons to Go for Glory

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Joel Ajayi
The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has charged the Nigerian senior national women football team, the Super Falcons to go for glory at the African Women Cup of Nations in Morocco.


The Super Falcons are in Group C of the 12th African Women Cup of Nations in Morocco alongside South Africa, Botswana and Burundi. They begin the defence of their title against rivals South Africa on Monday, the 4th of July, 2022.


Dare told the team to put their past record of successes in the tournament behind them and fight with temerity, discipline and purpose to pick their tenth title which will cement Nigeria’s dominance in women’s football on the continent.


Also at stake in Morocco for the semi finalists are slots to the FIFA Women World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.


The Minister wished the team the best of luck, urging them to be worthy ambassadors of the country.

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Volleyball: Nigeria U21 targets 2023 FIVB World Championship ticket- Mohammed

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The Head Coach of Nigeria U21 Men’s Volleyball Team, Sani Mohammed revealed that the country’s aim at the African U21 Nations Championship is to qualify for the 2023 FIVB U21 Men’s World Championship.

Mohammed stated this during a press briefing with journalists at Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS) in Kaduna on Friday.

The African U21 Men’s Nations Championship is scheduled for 13th to 23rd August, 2022

He said the technical crew has studied the technicalities other teams especially the North Africa adding that other teams should be wary of Nigeria.

The former National setter said, “We were African U19 Champions and these set of boys attended the FIVB U19 Boys Championship. The boys have graduated to the U21 Men’s category and our target is to qualify for the FIVB U21 Men’s World Championship.

“The team is prepared, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod and his board members have tried their best; it is left for the players and coaches to do their best in Tunisia.”

“The technical crew have been studying the teams that will participate in the tournament because we do not sleep; other teams are wary of our current squad and development.

“We beam our search light on the host; Tunisia and other North African Nations. They feel the U21 is their birthright but this is an opportunity to let the World know we are equally good. Every team has their own strategy and when we meet on the court, the result will show our level of preparedness,” he added.

Meanwhile, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod charged the players to be good ambassadors.

Nimrod said the current board members of Nigeria Volleyball Federation are solidly behind the team predicting podium finish for the former African U19 Champions.

The National U21 team departed the country on Friday (11:45pm) at the Nnamadi Azikiwe Airport to Tunisia.

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