Nigeria Police Force bounced back from their opening loss to beat Nigeria Immigration Service 3-1 (25-23, 28-26, 17-25, 28-26) on Day 2 of the 2019 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.
Due to errors made by Immigration early in the game, Police took the first two sets, 25-23, 28-26. They however rallied back to win the third set 25-17 against Super Force as they are fondly called.
The two sides were at loggerheads in the fourth set but it was Nigeria Police Force who emerged victorious in the end.
Earlier, Nigeria Immigration Service beat Famous Spikers 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-17) but could not withstand the firepower of Nigeria Police (Super Force) in their second game.
The coach of Nigeria Police Force volleyball team, Taiwo Oladipupo is confident his team can top the first phase of the league.
He attributed the win over Nigeria Immigration to tactical changes and discipline of his team.
“The match against Nigeria Immigration was a tough one I must confess. During the first set, the fans thought we had lost but I told my players to capitalise on the mistakes of their opponent.”
“Beating Immigration means that Nigeria Police can come first in the first phase of the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League before we meet with other teams at the second phase in Abuja,” he added.
Other results of Day 2
COAS Spikers v Delta Force 3-1 (25-15, 20-25, 25-10, 25-23)
Nigeria Customs v Kada Emeralds 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22)
NSCDC v Benue Queens 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-20)
Nigeria Immigrations vs Famous Spikers 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-17)
NSCDC v UCEM 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-16)
Nigeria Police Force v Nigeria Immigration 3-1 (25-23, 28-26, 17-25, 28-26)
Nigeria Customs v Famous Spikers 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-18)