Nigeria Police Force came from two sets down to beat Imo Babes 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 19-25, 25-20, 15-8) in the women’s category on Day 6 of the National Volleyball League Division One in Bauchi.
Nigeria Police Force started the game well by winning the first set 25-22, but could not maintain the momentum as Imo Babes won the second (25-17) and third set (25-19).
The Taiwo Oladipupo led Nigeria Police team came out smoking to win the fourth set by 25-20 and eventually secure a win in the match by snatching the fifth set by 15-8.
Head coach of Nigeria Police, Taiwo Oladipupo admitted that Imo Babes gave his team a stern examination but blamed his players for underrating the opponent and failing to “play to instructions”.
“I must admit that Imo Babes made me very uncomfortable and made me unbalanced after they won the second and third sets of the match. They showed determination and zeal to beat us but my girls were the better side; we took advantage of their lapses in the fourth set and won the game.
“We could have easily beaten them but my players underrated them and did not play according to instruction. This almost cost us the game but I am happy we eventually won”, he added
The coach of Imo Babes, Uche Ogbonna commended his team for putting up a strong fight against the Police team.
“I commend my players for their exceptional performance today; the crowd cheered us because they were happy with what they saw in our team. We lost to a more experienced and lessons have been learnt”.
Meanwhile, Niger Brass secured their first win after beating ABM of Katsina 3-2 (18-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-17, 15-13)
Other results are:
Sunshine Spikers v Offa VC 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-15)
COAS Spikers v Kada Kings 3-2 (25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 12-25, 15-7)