Nigeria on Sunday won the third place in the ongoing African Women Beach Volleyball 2016 Olympics Qualifiers at the Jabi lakeside in Abuja.
The Nigerian teams 1 and 2 will now participate in the Women Beach Volleyball World Championship.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Final Beach Volleyball Olympics Qualifiers began on Thursday and ended on Sunday.
The qualifiers are being hosted by the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) in conjunction with the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB).
Sunday’s win saw Nigeria’s team 2, which has African champions Priscilla Agera and Isabella Laju, defeating Mauritius’s team 1 of Angelique Ramdoss and Vanessa Gellumber, 21-15 and 21-15 to end the game 2-0.
In another game, Nigeria’s team 1, made up of Fransisca Ikhiede and Tochukwu Nnoruga, beat Mauritius’s team 2 of Maita Cousin and Heidy Bauda 21-10, 21-15 for a 2-0 finish.
The winners from the qualifying series will go to the Olympics, while the second-placed and third-placed teams qualify for the World Cup and World Championship respectively.
The 2016 Olympic Games will hold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Meanwhile, Egypt on Sunday booked a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics by winning the African Women’s Beach Volleyball 2016 Olympic Qualifiers in Abuja.
Egypt emerged winners of the qualifiers after they defeated Rwanda 2-1 in the final match of the four-day qualifiers at the Jabi lakeside.
The qualifiers were hosted by the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) in conjunction with the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB).