Beach Volleyball increases Nigeria’s medal haul at African Games

Nigeria women’s team has won a bronze medal in the beach volleyball event at the ongoing 13th African Games in Ghana.

The Nigerian ladies beat their Rwandan opponents 2-0 (22-20, 21-12) in the third place match played at the Labome Beach resort on Thursday, 14 March 2024.

The duo of Esther Mbah and Pamela Bawa captivated the watching crowd as they outplayed Rwanda in the presence of top volleyball dignitaries.

An elated Esther Mbah said winning a bronze medal at the African Games was a dream come true.

“I am very excited to win a bronze medal despite playing against some highly rated players in the beach volleyball event,” Mbah  enthused.

“Our coach told us we could beat the Rwandan team because they were not better than us. We executed everywhere our coaches told us and the result is the bronze medal.

“I want to use this opportunity to thank everyone in Nigeria who have been praying for us since the beach volleyball started most especially the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod. Engineer Nimrod is our father, he has always believed in us even when we did not perform well

“I have never dreamt of traveling outside the country but volleyball has taken me to countries I watch on television. My life has been transformed since I became a volleyball player and I am encouraging other ladies to take sports seriously”, she concluded.

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