Captain of the Ghana Police team, Bright Pin-na has expressed his joy about winning the just concluded zone 3 Africa Volleyball Club Championship which took place in Lagos.
The male Ghana team defeated highly rated Nigeria Customs of Nigeria 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 30-28) in three straight sets to win gold at the tournament which ended on Friday evening.
“I’m very happy, I wish I can roll on the ground from here to Ghana because I am very very happy. We came for the ultimate and prayed to God to give us the ultimate and he gave us the ultimate,” Bright Pin-na said after the final whistle.
He went further to talk about the quality of opposition faced during the tournament saying: “Compared to the one we went to play at Ivory Coast, this one is very tough. Everyone came prepared.
“The way everyone played, every opponent you meet you wouldn’t find it easy because everybody wanted to come and win the gold; but we had a good tournament.”
On how his team were able to scale through the hurdles to become champions the Ghana captain said it was down to discipline and team work. “Sports in general is about discipline, commitment and training. If you train hard and you’re not disciplined you can’t win.
Adding that: “You need to have team work. Even though we didn’t have enough training, we trained only for 1 month 2 weeks. The way you see us, some of us are inspectors, some are lance-corporals, some are sergeants but we put all that aside because we came to play a game.”
The female team of Ghana Police also made it into the finals but lost to Nigeria Customs 3-0 and here’s what Bright has to say about the loss: “If you look at the Nigerian female customs team, they are very good; they have the strength compared to our team.
“The players we played with, some just passed out of training school last year so we are just blending them into the team. I’m sure by God’s grace by next year we will parade a tough team but the Nigerian team are very very good,” he added.