First Leg Of 2019 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League Serves Off In Asaba

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Engineer Musa Nimrod (Garkuwan Matasa Arewa). Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS
By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
All is now set for the eight male volleyball Tournament led by the defending champions, Nigeria customs volleyball team as they  slug it out in the male category.
According to the press release signed by the Chairman publicity and media officer, Kehinde Lamidi, aside, Nigeria Customs team, others to justle for honour in the week long tournament are,NSCDC, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Immigration, Kano Pillars, Plateau Rocks, UCEM (Enugu), and Famous Spikers.
In the female category, the defending female champions, Nigeria Customs Volleyball cCub will also be leading other female clubs to compete for honours at a weeklong tournament.
Others include NSCDC, Nigeria Immigration, COAS Spikers, Benue Queens, Delta Force, Kada Emeralds and Rivers Spikers.
After the technical meeting held at the indoor Sports Hall of Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, the hostilities begin  Monday with eight matches in the both male and female categories.
Speaking with  sports journalists on the second edition of the premier league, the President of the Nigeria volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod said the league though without sponsors will parade the best male and female volleyball clubs in the country.
“With the provision of logistics, the premier league management committee has put all necessary machineries in place to ensure a successful hosting of the tournament”. Nimrod emphasised.
The chairman of the league management committee, Prof Olatunde Morakinyo reiterated the commitment of the committee to stage the best premier league having successfully concluded the division one edition in Ilorin few days ago.
The Zonal representative and member of the LMC, Famous Daunemigha welcomed the clubs, officials and other stakeholders to Asaba enjoining them to put heads together to ensure a successful tournament.
The Chairman of the Nigeria volleyball Referees Association, Samuel Timothy said competent and highly rated referees are on ground to handle the matches. charging all the participating teams to strictly adhere to the rules of the games.
The clubs were of high hopes to display high level of volleyball prowess as the tournament serves off.

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