The head coach of Nigeria U-19 Boys team, Sani Mohammed has announced two Kwara state players among the volleyball final 12-man list for the 2021 FIVB U19 Boys World Championship.
The 2021 FIVB U19 Boys World Championship will take place in Iran from 24th August to 4th September, 2021.
The duo of Abdulquadri Jaiyeola and Oyewole Oyedepo, from Offa Volleyball Club were listed among the squad that will fly Nigeria’s flag at the championship.
The Ex international said the team will be captained by Kano Pillars player, Michael Abari and assisted by Nasa Thunder VC player, Jerry Kinze.
Offa VC’s Abdulquadri Jaiyeola is among the regulars players who also include COAS Spikers’ Vincent Mathias and NSCDC’s Ozokoye Pascal, who are on the list of players to feature in Iran.
Mohammed revealed that the team aims to surpass their previous 14th position at the 2019 World Championship in Tunisia.
He said, “The boys are ready to make Nigeria proud at the FIVB World Championship. At the last World Championship, Nigeria finished 14thposition which is encouraging. This time around, we want to improve our performance.
“It is our prayer that the boys have an injury free tournament, play well and eventually get clubs to sign them after the championship.
The Nigeria U-19 players played against Kaduna selected and Abuja selected in their final friendly before the World Championship.
The players departed Nigeria yesterday. Nigeria is grouped with Iran, Poland and Guatemala for the World Cup that starts on August 24th.
THE U19 MAN LIST
Jerry Kinze (Nasa Thunder VC),
Vincent Mathias (COAS Spikers),
Abdulquadri Jaiyeola (OFFA VC),
Quadri Ogunboyejo (Legacy),
Oyewole Oyedepo (OFFA VC),
Timothy Ogwulumba (Sunshine Spikers),
Paul Ogwulumba (Sunshine Spikers),
Farouk Lucky (Kano Pillars),
Michael Abari (Kano Pillars),
Michael Digil (Kada Emeralds),
Mathias Peter (Kada Emeralds) and
Ozokoye Pascal (Plateau Rocks)