By: JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Several dignitaries were on ground to watch the final and deciding match for who becomes top in the Savannah Conference Volleyball League which ended in Kaduna on Saturday.
As the male team of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) subdued their arch rivals, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to finish first and second positions respectively, dignitaries that watched the match included Governor Nasir el-Rufai represented by Kaduna State Commissioner of Youth, Sports and Culture, Honourable Daniel Daniel Danauta, former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Hassan Saleh Yakmut and Director Grassroots Sports Development, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Ademola Are.
Also present were the President, Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, Zonal Coordinator Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, North West, Mr. Olushola Luke, Secretary General of NVBF. Maikano Alhaji Adamu, Technical Director NVBF, Mr. Martins Melandie and Board Member NVBF, Mr. John Fwah.
Earlier, the NSCDC female team emerged winners of that category, qualifying for the Premier League billed for October in Abuja, alongside three others, NIS, Benue and Kaduna who finished second, third and fourth respectively.
In the male category, others that qualified are Kano and Plateau respectively.
For details of how they fared according to points, in the female category, NSCDC got 21 points.
NIS garnered 17 points, Benue Queens got 15, while Kaduna scored 12 points.
For the male category, NSCDC got 21 points, NIS 18, Kano got 11 points, same number of points with Plateau, but a real ahead as a result of one set superiority over Plateau.
For details of the star match, NIS won the first set, NSCDC picked the second, third and fourth sets.