The head coach of Kano Pillars Volleyball Club, Musa Baba-Musa has expressed satisfaction over the performance of his players at the recently concluded 2020 Nigeria Volleyball Cup in Ilorin.
Kano Pillars lost to Nigeria Customs 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-20) in the men’s final of the Super Cup held at the University of Ilorin, Kwara state.
Baba-Musa told www.aclsports.com that despite losing some of his key players due to seen circumstances, they got to the final convincingly after beating Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in the semi final.
The ex international said, “I am very happy with the performance of my player at this year’s Super Cup. During the second phase of the 2019 volleyball league, I told people I was aiming the title and I started the race by beating Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Immigrations Service and NSCDC but lost a game to Nigeria Customs Service; our performance made Kano Pillars come third place at the league.
“This year, the boys were more determined to perform better than the previous year. Our intention was to win the Super Cup but we lost to Nigeria Customs Service due to fatigue and some of my key players were missing. The funniest thing is that the remaining players played as if we had a complete team”.
The former Kano Super Star player revealed that he is returning to Kano to prepare hard for next season.
He said, “We have already set a standard and the next thing is for us to work very hard and smart ahead of next season. The trophy will return to the ancient city of Kano, which used to be the home of Nigeria volleyball in the 80’s and 90’s”.
Kano Pillars won the Best Blocker’s award (Moses Gana) and Best Defender (Ameobi Ogbuefi) at the Super Cup.