Offa Volleyball Club of Kwara state and Scorpions Spikers are the champions of the men’s and women’s 2023 Abuja Invitational Volleyball Challenge which ended in the nation’s capital on Thursday.
The Kwara state representatives defeated Abuja based Games Village Volleyball Club 3-0 in the men’s final in straight sets of 25-22, 25-16 and 25-22.
It was an electrifying end to a competition that started with 50 teams on March 11th and Offa VC team have the honour of scooping the title.
In the women’s category played earlier, Scorpion Spikers beat COAS Spikers 3-1 to also emerge victorious.
The 12th edition of the tourney was financed by Major General Taritimiye Gagariga and 50 teams made up of 25 men and women each took part in the weeklong competition.
As part of organizers effort to encourage all the teams, all men’s teams that took part in the tourney were compensated with N200,000 while the women’s teams got N160,000 as participating fees.
Speaking after the victory, Sulaiman Ajeigbe Offa Volleyball Club head coach expressed relief for leading his boys to become Champions adding that they are the future of volleyball in Nigeria, “I must give it to the organisers of the tournament particularly, Major General Taritimiye Gagariga
“These are the future of Nigeria Volleyball. The next thing is to go and prepare for the Nigeria championship premiership.
Chairman Referee Committee, Samuel Timothy stated that the officiating is 85% okay. No team complaints about the officiating. The two finalists are good and results could have gone either way.