Following their remarkable performance at the competition, the Chief of Naval Staff , CNS Spikers male and female teams, who represented Nigeria in the African Club Volleyball Championship in Tunisia, were hosted by the Nigerian Navy, thesportsbay.com reports.
Since the players of the CNS Strikers Volleyball Cub were present despite finishing seventh and ninth in the female and male divisions, respectively, in Tunisia.
The championship’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) was produced by the female Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Spikers.
The male team placed ninth out of 42 teams who competed in the continental tournament, while the female team placed seventh out of 40 teams.
Represented by Real Admiral Sulaiman Garba, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo said sports and sporting activities are the Nigeria Navy’s priority and aspires to take Volleyball (male and female) teams to top three positions in the continent.
“We are going to the grassroots to search for talents. We need the fresh blood to inject into the teams and to replace the ageing players.
“The ageing players would not be laid off; instead, we are going to encourage them to do coaching courses so as to handle our teams. Currently, we have an FIVB Level 1 certified coach, and we still need more and would encourage our older players to go for such coaching programmes,” said Real Admiral Sulaiman Garba.
The female team was able to defeat top teams like Seychelles, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast, while the male team was able to defeat some other highly rated teams like Mauritius, Ethiopia, and Burundi.