Kaduna state thrashed Lagos state 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-12) to win gold in the boy’s volleyball event at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin.
The game was played at the outdoor court of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state.
Osun state against all odds defeated highflying Akwa Ibom 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 26-24, 15-13) to win bronze medal in the boy’s U15 volleyball.
In the girl’s category, host Kwara state beat Lagos state 3-1 (25-22, 25-9, 22-25, 25-19) to win gold medal in the girls volleyball event while Delta state defeated Kaduna state 3-2 (25-16, 25-20, 12-25, 20-25, 15-11) to win bronze medal.
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimord commended the athletes for their fine display at the Youth Games in Ilorin.
He said the future of volleyball in the country is bright adding that the exceptional players stand a chance making the team for the next African Youth Games in Lesotho.
Nimrod said, “I am happy with what I saw at the National Youth Games; the players played with passion and zeal. The Youth Games has set a standard and I hope we maintain it.
“Some of the players I am seeing here will definitely make it to the next Youth Games in Lesotho because they are still young and have volleyball running in their blood. The federation is ready to support any state that does the right thing by presenting the correct age bracket”.
The President donated ball to various state that participated in the volleyball event at the Youth Games.