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Sports News of Sunday, 19 June 2022


Lagos gains ascendancy in sitting-volleyball

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Hosts state, Lagos, has gained ascendancy in an encounter with the Legacy Volleyball Club, winning 2-0 (25-11),(25-15) in a round robin game before Bayelsa team overpowered Kaduna 2-1(26-24),(15-25),(15-9) in the ongoing Super-Four Sitting-Volleyball Championship in Lagos.

Team Kaduna returned to winning ways in their second game as Legacy team fell 2-0 (25-16),(26-5).

The event is taking place at the National Stadium Indoor Sports Hall, Surulere, Lagos State.

Speaking after the first round-robin session, Chairman, Legacy Volleyball Club and Board member, Lagos State Volleyball Association, Kayode Ladele, expressed satisfaction with the level of the turn-out, saying “it is very, very encouraging”.

He said their projection of the next edition will almost accommodate all the state in Nigeria because the quest to develop sitting-volleyball within the physically challenged people.

“Encouraging tournaments like this would make them keep practicing and having more hands in the game, it will also improve sitting-volleyball in general” Ladele, enthused.


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