Kwara United, Sokoto United, Kada Kings and Bauchi have all won their opening matches at the ongoing 2021 National Division One Volleyball League in Kaduna State.
In the men’s first match, Kwara United showed supremacy over Caliphate Spikers of Sokoto beating them 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-21).
Adedayo Oke was outstanding throughout the three sets, dictating the pace and momentum of the match.
The Captain of Kwara United Volleyball Club attributed the performance of his team to adequate camping and motivation by the state government and the association chairman.
He promised that Kwara United VC will not disappoint their fans.
Oke said, “We had our game plan before coming to the league. We were camped for over two months with proper encouragement from the state government led by Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the SA on Sports and the Association Chairman.
“By the grace of God, we will not disappoint our fans because we know the expectations are high,” he added.
Experienced Kastina United came from behind to beat youthful Oyo State 3-1 (19-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20) while rejuvenated Kada Kings pummeled Spartans of Yola 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-14) in front of their home fans at the indoor hall of Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS).
Coach of Kada Kings, Jonathan David said his team has shown belong to the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League and not the lower division.
David said Kada Kings are hungry for glory adding that the journey to greatness has begun.
Meanwhile, Bauchi Spikers spanked Equity Spikers of Kebbi 3-0 (25-12, 25-7, 25-16) in the last match of the day.