The zone 3 Africa volleyball club championship is gradually winding down as Legacy ladies claimed third place on Thursday evening with a 3-1 win over Energie of Benin Republic.
After the game, ACLSports caught up with the captain of the side, Ifediata Amaka who expressed her satisfaction about the win. “Actually, we played them earlier during the group stage and we won. So in deciding third place today we still beat them and even in the next three years to come we will beat them,” she said.
Adding that “this is our first outing in this tournament, we’ve not played it before and we did very well to win a bronze medal.”
Despite winning the bronze medal, the Legacy ladies began their campaign not in the best of ways losing their first two matches and the captain said not training together before the tournament is the reason for that.
“Our players came from different places to camp and we didn’t really have time to train together before our first match day, that is why we didn’t start very well. But when we started playing together as a team that we are, we became more formidable,” Ifediata said.
The Legacy ladies qualified automatically for the National volleyball from the South West zone as the only registered female team and the captain has revealed that the team will be ready for the Atlantic conference.
“After this zone 3 competition, we are resuming full training in preparation for the league and I hope we will have enough time to prepare and definitely we will go far,” she said.
The Legacy guys will also compete for third place with Nigeria Police on Friday afternoon as the hosts look to make up for the disappointment of losing the semi-finals to Ghana Police.