Kada Kings and COAS Spikers recovered from heavy opening day losses to record their first wins of the ongoing National Volleyball League Division One in Bauchi on the second day of competition on Saturday.
Kada Kings had earlier lost to ABM of Katsina 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-12) while COAS Spikers were well beaten by Nigeria Correction boys formerly known as Prisons 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-14) on Friday.
Both sides were in much better form on Day Two with Kada Kings shrugging off a loss in the opening set to beat Niger Brass 3-1(27-29, 25-20, 25-14, 25-20) while COAS edged a closely fought game against Offa Volleyball Club 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11).
Speaking after the game, Kada Kings head coach, Sani Mohammed said the opening day loss to ABM of Katsina forced the team to reevaluate their approach and re-strategise for the match against Niger Brass.
“Our first match was unfortunate because the team which defeated us are not up to the standard of Niger Brass but we lost.
“The team drew a new strategy and came out fully to face Niger Brass. During the training session in the morning, the coaching crew motivated the boys and you can see the result against Niger Brass; we also noticed the weak points of our opponent and capitalised on it”.
Day Three Fixtures
Niger Brass v Sunshine Spikers
ABM of Katsina v Nigeria Correction Boys (Prisons)
Kada Kings v Offa VC