Team Kada were the big winners of the 2021 President Beach Volleyball Cup in Kaduna, winning the U18 Girls, U19 Boys and men’s senior categories in the just concluded tournament.
Kada Emeralds beat Pro Spikers of Lokoja 2-0 (21-14, 21-19) to win gold in the U18 Girls event while Goldening Spikers of Anambra zoomed past Sokoto 2-0 (21-15, 21-13) to win the bronze medal.
Kada Kings shocked Pro Spikers of Lokoja as they rallied from a game down to take the gold in the U19 Boys category, winning 2-1 (19-21, 21-8, 15-10) in front of their home fans while Zamfara placed third by beating Borno 2-0 (21-12, 21-12).
Meanwhile, Kada Kings beat NSCDC 2-1 (21-19, 21-23, 15-13) to emerge new champions in the men’s category.
The duo of Jasper Peter and Austin Uche (Kada Kings) proved to be the better side against highly rated Godwin Shekerau and Andrew Sunday of NSCDC.
Kada Kings took the first set 21-19 after giving NSCDC a good fight but failed to reach the same heights in the second set, eventually losing 21-23. NSCDC took the lead in the third set but Kada Kings rallied to win 15-13 for a two sets to one win.
An elated Jasper Peter of Kada Kings said winning the President Cup was a major boost for younger players and thanked the Nigeria Volleyball Federation Caretaker Committee Chairman Musa Nimrod for believing in the team.
Nigeria Immigration Service beat Nigeria Customs Service 2-0 (21-14, 21-17) to finish in third place in the men’s category.
In the women’s senior category, Nigeria Customs Service retained their title after breezing past Hasso Queens 2-0 (21-14, 21-17) in front of over 500 spectators. The second team of Nigeria Customs Service defeated NSCDC 2-0 (21-16, 21-12) to take bronze.