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EMU Volleyball Gains Strength with Mercy Promise
Published Date: Tuesday, 20 December 2016
The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) has added an important Nigerian sportswoman to their volleyball squad and had a good start to the league. Mercy Promise, who is captain of the Nigerian Youth team, has started competing for EMU and hasn’t taken long to make an impression. Aged 22 with a height of 1.85 cm, Promise is viewed as one of the best hitters to have played in Cyprus.
Midweek, EMU came up against Near East University, last year’s champions. After losing the first set 25-24 EMU won the next three sets 25-18, 25-15 and 25-15 to emerge 3-1 victors of the match. Mercy promise featured alongside her teammates Sedef, Çisem, Şerife, Beste, Asena, Ayşe, Merve and Rale, with her smashes playing an important part in victory.
Commenting on the transfer of Promise, EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu noted that EMU are major contenders for the championship, going on to state that Mercy will help the development of volleyball in the country: “Excitement will rise as a result of new and quality sports people coming to the island. We have strengthened the EMU Female Volleyball Team squad with the addition of Mercy who has a unique smash technique”. Konnulu concluded by stating that they will continue to serve Indoor Sports and raise the quality of the leagues by completing further important transfers.