The Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) have emerged champions of the Nigeria Volleyball Super Cup in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.
Customs beat Kano Pillars 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-20) in the men’s final while NSCDC beat Nigeria Customs Service 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 25-22) in a keenly contested women’s final decided at the Indoor Sports Hall of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state on Wednesday.
NSCDC restored their pride by beating Sunshine Spikers 3-1 (25-22, 25-27, 25-17, 25-22) to settle for third place in the men’s category while COAS Spikers schooled Kada Emeralds 3-0 (25-16, 25-9, 25-20) in the third place in the women’s category.
Speaking to the media after his side clinched the men’s title, head coach of Nigeria Customs Service men’s team, Eric Kefas said while Kano Pillars were a good team, the brilliance and determination of his boys meant they were unplayable on the day.
“My boys were determined to lift the trophy that is why they came all out against Kano Pillars. They are a good side but our mixture of old experienced players as well as young and hungry players gave us victory.”
Meanwhile, president of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod called for more private sector partnership to help the federation continue to grow the game in the country.
Teams that participated in the Super Cup include: Nigeria Customs Service (men and women), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (men and women), Kano Pillars (men), COAS Spikers (men and women), Nigeria Immigration Service (women), Offa Volleyball Cub (men), Sunshine Spikers (men), Kada Emeralds (women) and Heartland Strikers of Owerri (women).