COAS Spikers have defeated Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Match Day 2 of the women’s Nigeria Volleyball Premier League with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-17) victory.
The game played at the Indoors Hall of the MKO Abiola National Stadium saw the Nigeria Immigration laboring to get back into the game with the Nigeria Army ladies calling the shots.
Speaking to journalists at the end of the game, the head coach of COAS Spikers, Elishama Elam said his players were overcharged before the commencement of the premier league while he was on a revenge mission.
The Nigeria Immigration Service had recently 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.
Other results from the women’s category saw NSCDC crushing Benue Queens 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-5) while Kada Emeralds fell to the superior power of the Nigeria Customs Service losing 0-3 (13-25, 15-25, 16-25
In the male category during Match Day 3, the youthful, energetic Nigeria Police Force proved bookmakers wrong as they defied all odds to defeat an aging and experienced NSCDC winning 3-2 (29-31, 25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 15-9).
This epic clash which was the star match of the day saw Obayemi Ogunshina of the Nigeria Police Force emerging as the outstanding player for Match Day 3.
The Most Valuable player, Obayemi Ogunshina said the win against former champion; NSCDC is a morale booster adding that Super Force is not a pushover.
Ogunshina said, “Before the commencement of the game, the target was to beat the NSCDC 3-0 major scores but we had to struggle in the first and third set. All the same, Police Force eventually beat NSCDC in the cracker and this means a lot to the team and the coaches.
“In our first game, we beat UCEM 3-0 and now NSCDC 3-2, this will serve as a morale booster and other teams in the league should watch out because we are not pushovers”.
Earlier Kano Pillars had defeated UCEM 3-2 (25-20, 26-28, 25-16, 15-25, 15-12) while Nigeria Customs Service defeated Nigeria Immigration Service 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-17) in the last game of the day.
Meanwhile, action resumes today with NSCDC taking on Kano Pillars while Immigration Service battles Police Force.
UCEM completes the third match of the day in the male category with a clash with Customs Service.
For the women, COAS takes the battle to NSCDC just as NCS will be in action against NIS.
Benue Queens will hope to come back from defeat as they take on Kada Emeralds.