By Our Reporters,
Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) volleyball male team on Tuesday recorded its second lost in matchday 3 of the ongoing 2021 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League phase two final, the match which was played at the indoor hall of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
The NCoS lead the first set 27-25, Before Kano pillars turn around the game in consecutive set to raise the moral of the Sai Maisugida boys.
The kano warlords never looked back From second set to fourth set, 24-25,21-25,19-25 to record their second victory at the on going Premier League
Speaking after the match, the Head Coach of Kano Pillars, Musa Babamusa expressed his delight winning the game ” I am happy to have defeated my opponent, coming back from our faulty start to the game”
” This is my second win in the competition and the officiating has been so fair and am impressed so far with tempo and display by all the other teams in the league”.
” Our dreams and target is to lift this season’s title and we are still in the race and all we need do is not to lose focus despite the fact that we still have six more matches to Play before a winner emerged, the coach said.
An elated Coach Musa while rueing his team opening day lost to the COAS Spikers said, ” My team lost to COAS in our opening match 2-3, we beat Sunshine Spikers 3-1 to record our first win and now this is our second win,” he said.
Speaking further on the standard of the on going league, he praised the organizers for improving on yearly basis and it wasn’t like this last year, when we played the competition, the federation has improved and congratulate them to keep on improving.
He added that “Two years ago, Kano Pillars finished third place after a very tough season in Ilorin.
” This time, the title is going to follow my team to Kano state by the grace of God,” he retorted
On his part, the head Coach of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCOS), Adamu Nitte, who is visibly sad, said that his team lost concentrations after the first set and they were unable to come back in the subsequent set, but he however promised to return his team to winning ways.
“We are going back to drawing board to check our mistakes and in our subsequent match we will get it right”
” Our previous match, we lost to custom service 0-3, second match, we won 3-2 against Nigeria Police and now we lost this is our second lost in the competition, which is not so good for us as a team”
“Our teams are doing well and they have everything it takes to end the championship. We want to be among the set of the first three winners in the competition,”he said.
” We won’t give up our hope,” Coach Adamu added.
In the other matches played in the male category :the Nigeria custom
defeated Nigeria Police Force (NPF) 3-0.
Offa volleyball club record their first win 3-0.against COAS.
The league will continue on Wednesday, Sunshine Spikers of Akure will play Nigeria Correctional Service and Nigeria Immigration will play Kano Pillars in the fourth match. Of the day.
A total of 17 teams are participating in the league which comprises of ten male teams and seven female teams
The second phase Volleyball Premier League which started on Sunday and is expected to end Dec.21. at the Moshood Abiola Stadium package B. Abuja.