Nigeria’s women’s national team captain, Theresa Okonmah is eyeing victory against Morocco in their third match of the 2021 African Senior Nations Volleyball Championship in Rwanda, as they aim to reach the semi-finals, megasportsaena.com reports.
She disclosed that all the players are in high spirit and determined to take a step closer to the final, hence their joint-decision to play their hearts out in Friday’s last group match, which would determine their progress to the last-four.
The enterprising player from Nigerian Security & Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) added that she is proud of her teammates, despite losing by three straight sets to Rwanda in a painful manner, as they gave their best efforts against the hosts, and stressed that it will be a different story versus Morocco.
Okonmah told www.aclspors.com: “I was not happy, as the captain, that Nigeria lost by 3-0, but I am proud of the fighting spirit of the team (and) I believe we gave Rwanda a good fight during the game.
“The length of camping compared to other nations here, we showed them the Nigerian spirit of not giving up. I give kudos to the team and the ladies are not in Rwanda to compete alone.
“I want to say a big thank you to everyone that has been there for the women’s national team; kudos to those who showed concern to us during and after camping.
“I pray we will make everyone proud by making it to the semifinals and securing a medal. We believe on Friday, the team will be victorious by the grace of God.
“We aspiring to be in the semi-finals. The match against Morocco is going to be a do or die affair for us because if we lose the game, we are out of any medal table.”