The head coach of Sunshine Spikers, Adeniyi Adekalu believes his team is good enough for the premier league. Sunshine Spikers won men’s category of the recently concluded National Volleyball Division one in Bauchi.
Coach Adekalu told www.aclsports.com that his team could not train together due to the engagement of is players in various national team camps.
Commenting on his loss to COAS Shooters on the final, Adeniyi said losing is part of the game of volleyball.
He said, “Sunshine Spikers is a team that belongs to the Premier League and I am excited that we finished first position and have promoted to the elite division.
“We should not forget that this is a league, anyone can win or lose. The most important thing is that Sunshine Spikers are still the champions of the division one. We could not train together and that is part of what affected the performance of the team.
“The teams participating in the premier league should expect firepower and a better Sunshine Spikers”.
Ahead of the Legacy championship in Lagos, Adekalu said most teams will beef up their teams to ensure they beat us but my team will not relent.
He said, “I want you to realise one thing, every team in Nigeria wants to play Sunshine Spikers. Anytime teams get briefed that Sunshine Spikers will participate in any tournament they want to ensure we are beaten. The team will not rest on her oars, we are going back to work hard.
Adekalu added that, “We have good teams in the Division one not only COAS Shooters or Sunshine Spikers; Nigeria Correction Service and Offa VC showed their worth in Bauchi. If they have the opportunity to enter the premier league, they will do well”.