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In the final match of the 2023 Girls’ U-17 African Nations Volleyball championship, Egypt’s U-17 female volleyball team emerged victorious over the host nation, Nigeria, with a 3-1 triumph. The competition unfolded on Thursday at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

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Demonstrating their dominance throughout the championship, Egypt claimed the opening set with a score of 25-21. Nigeria responded by winning the second set at 25-20. However, Egypt rallied back, securing the third set 25-22 and ultimately sealing the championship with a 25-21 victory in the fourth set.

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Notably, this new division was introduced to the continental tournament by the Conference of African Volleyball (CAVB).

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Following the intense match, Nigeria’s team coach, Sunday Akapson, expressed disappointment at his team’s loss in the final but emphasized their commendable performance. He acknowledged the girls’ resilience in securing a spot for the World Cup next year, considering it was their first international championship.

“These young girls fought hard, securing a ticket for the World Cup next year in their first international championship. It’s a significant development for grassroots volleyball in Nigeria. We’ll continue working on these girls to prepare them for future encounters,” said Coach Akapson, expressing pride in the team’s achievements.

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