Nigeria’s youth volleyball team recovered from a 2-0 deficit to beat Cameroon 3-2 in the first Pool A encounter of the African U-20 Men’s Volleyball Championship in Abuja on Wednesday.
The Cameroonians initially took advantage of lack of organization in the Nigeria team winning the first set by 26-24 points.
Despite the charge from the spectators, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon cruised to victory in the second set by 25-23 points.
The turning point for the host came in the third set as Cameroon tried to hold them as first leaders of 2 game, but Nigeria made an impressive comeback to impress the home fans in the third set winning 25-21 points.
The roar and charge pushed the host to win the fourth set by 25-16 points, as the Nigerian lads put up an explosive performance to snatch a crucial mark of the last set to make it 15-9 points.
Afterwards, Egypt began her title defence by beating DR Congo 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-23) in a one sided game on Wednesday night.