Nigeria teams (Nigeria Army, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Police) and Ghana Police teams started their campaign at the 2019 Zone 3 Africa Volleyball Club Championships on a winning note by thrashing their opponents 3-0 at the Sports Hall of the University of Lagos on Monday.
In the women’s event, Nigeria Army defeated Police 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21) in an impressive match which was won from the bench by coach Elishama Elam.
Despite beefing their squad ahead of the Zone 3 championship, Immigration were over powered by Customs Service in three sets winning (25-11, 25-18, 25-20) in the men’s match.
Nigeria Police defeated Entente of Benin 3-0 (25-17, 25- 17, 25-19), while Ghana Police beat OTR of Togo 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-23).
In the women’s event, Nigeria Customs Service defeated Kada Emeralds 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-13) in a one sided game as Kada Emeralds won her second game against AS OTR of Togo.
Speaking after the victory, assistant coach of the Nigeria Customs Service Kafas Eric said his team capitalized on the weakness of their opponents.
“It is really great to start with a win and I believe we will continue that way by the grace of God.
“It was not an easy game, these are the players we’ve known. We knew their strengths, we knew their weaknesses. So we capitalized on their their weaknesses and work more on their strengths to defeat them. The boys also played according to the instructions of the coaches too.”
Meanwhile, head coach of Ghana Police male team, Elisha Ayiku said his team is in Nigeria to defend the title they won last year.
Day 2 Fixtures:
Nigeria Customs Service v Finance of Benin
Entente of Benin v OTR of Togo
Ghana Police v Nigeria Police
Finance of Benin v Nigeria Immigration
Nigeria Immigration vs Nigeria Army
Nigeria Customs vs OTR of Togo
Nigeria Immigration vs Ghana Police