COAS Spikers conveniently beat Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-17) in match day 2 of the women’s Nigeria Volleyball Premier League in Abuja.
National team player, Ifeoma Ukpabi was instrumental to the victory against Nigeria Immigration Service at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja. Nigeria Immigration struggled to fight back in the three sets but the Nigeria Army ladies gave their best during the match.
The head coach of COAS Spikers, Elishama Elam told journalists that his players were overcharged before the commencement of the premier league. Adding that Nigeria Immigration Service defeated them in Lagos and the result in Abuja was a pay back.
“I feel great and give glory to God Almighty for this spectacular performance and results. Before coming to the league, my players were overcharged and do not rule out good planning. COAS Spikers lost to the same team during the Legacy games in Lagos. When we got back to our base in Zaria, we had to go back to the drawing board and that is the results you have seen,” Elam said.
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With the girls putting up such an impressive performance, the ex-international has set his sight on finishing amongst the top three volleyball teams in Nigeria.
“With what my girls played the top three will not be far away from reality. My prayer is that the girls maintain this kind of play and I know God will answer our prayers.”
Day 2 results of the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League:
NSCDC v Benue Queens 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-5)
Kada Emeralds v Nigeria Customs Service 0-3 (13-25, 15-25, 16-25)
Nigeria Immigration Service v COAS Spikers 0-3 (23-25, 18-25, 17-25)