Kano Pillars will take on Nigeria Customs Service in the men’s final of the ongoing Nigeria Volleyball Cup at the University of Ilorin, Indoor Sports Hall on Wednesday.
Kano Pillars outclassed Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) 3-1 (19-25, 27-25, 27-25, 26-24) in the first semifinals of the men’s event on Tuesday while Nigeria Customs Service dispatched Sunshine Spikers 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 27-25) in the men’s second semifinal event.
Head coach of Kano Pillars VC, Babamusa praised his players for navigating past the semifinals and lauded their discipline to play according to his instructions.
Musa Babamusa reiterated his mission to lift the trophy and declared Pillars’ objective has been made easier after they overcame their main ‘obstacle’ to the trophy, the NSCDC team in the semis.
“When we came here, I told you that my mission is to take this trophy and God scaled me through the hurdles of the NSCDC team; they are the obstacle I have to the trophy here in Ilorin,” the former Kano Pillars player said.
“The game plan we deployed was simple; we know them very well and we came out to beat them. I know my boys so I do not need to shout on my boys during the game; whatever we need to do, I do it at home during training sessions.
“One thing that I am happy for it that my boys always play according to instructions; yes they are young players and sometimes experience matters but I thank God my boys recovered.
“The truth is that we have outclassed NSCDC team in the past and we will continue to outclass them. I am here to take the trophy and nothing will stop me,” he added.
Meanwhile, 2019 league champions, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) will rekindle their rivalry with Nigeria Customs Service in the women’s final.
In the third place matches, Kada Emeralds will take on COAS Spikers in the women’s category while Sunshine Spikers and NSCDC will battle for third place in the men’s category.
All matches will be played on Wednesday.
Semi Final Results:
Nigeria Customs Service 3-0 COAS Spikers (25-18, 25-18, 25-14)
NSCDC 3-0 Kada Emeralds (25-23, 25-12, 25-17)
Kano Pillars 3-1 NSCDC (19-25, 27-25, 27-25, 26-24)
Nigeria Customs Service 3-0 Sunshine Spikers (25-16, 25-18, 27-25)