Volleyball: Kwara United, Kada Kings Emerge Champions Of Division One League

Trophy presentation to Kada Kings, champions of the men’s division one league at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

 

Kada Kings from Kaduna state and Kwara United VC  have emerged champions of the category of the National Volleyball Division One League.

The 2021 National Division 1 League played at the indoor of the package B of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja came to a thrilling conclusion with Kwara United ending the unbeaten run of Kada Kings.

A total of 10 teams are participating in the league, eight male teams and two female teams.

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The men’s team include Kada Kings of Kaduna, Wikki Spikers of Bauchi, Kwara United, ABM of Kastina, Oluyole Spikers of Oyo, Spartans Spikers of Yola, Caliphate Spikers of Sokoto and Equity Spikers of Kebbi.

The Kaduna based team lost 2-3 (25-13, 26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 13-15).

Head Coach of Kada Kings, David Jonathan said his players got distracted after winning the two first sets.

“Kudos to Kwara United the really fought well to win the game, this is the only one match we lost in the league with that we are still the winner,” he said.

“My boys did well in all their matches, now we need to start preparing for the premier league immediately.”

Meanwhile, the coach of Kwara United VC, Adewale Gbadamosi is proud with his team’s performance and relishing the victory.

“People have been calling Kada Kings unbearable so we wanted to prove them wrong by defeating them which is what we did.

“My boys were determined to win this match and they did. We camp for one month training morning and evening; my players were fit for the league.

“We will go back home and fortify the team with two to three players ahead of the premier league next year,” Gbadamosi said.

In the female category, only two teams feature Zamfara Queens and Kwara United VC babes. Kwara United defeated Zamfara Babes 3-0 (25-17 25-20 25-23) to emerge champions.

Kada Kings finished tops with total of 40 , Kwara United finished second total of 33points, Wikki Spikers of Bauchi finished third with 31 points while Sparkans VC of Yola fourth with 27 points.

Volleyball League: COAS Spikers, Kada Kings Win On Matchday Two

 

Kada Kings and COAS Spikers have recorded their first wins at the ongoing National Volleyball League Division One in Bauchi.

On the opening day, Kada Kings lost to ABM of Katsina 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-12) while COAS Spikers lost scandalously to Nigeria Correction boys 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-14) on Day one of the division one league.

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But on matchday 2, Kada Kings bounced back from a set down to beat Niger Brass 3-1(27-29, 25-20, 25-14, 25-20) while Nigeria Army managed to pull off a win over Offa Volleyball Club 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21,15-11) in a highly competitive match.

Speaking after the game, head coach of Kada Kings, Sani Mohammed said the coaching crew had to re-strategise against Niger Brass to get the desired result.

Mohammed confirmed that losing to Nigeria Correction Boys was disastrous but had positive lessons.

“Our first match was unfortunate because the team that defeated us is not up to the standard of Niger Brass but we lost.

“The team drew a new strategy and came out fully to face Niger Brass. During the training session in the morning, the coaching crew motivated the boys and you can see the result against Niger Brass; we also noticed the weak points of our opponent and capitalised on it”.

Day 3 fixtures will see Niger Brass go against Sunshine Spikers, ABM of Katsina will take on Nigeria Correction Boys (Prisons) while Kada Kings will clash with Offa VC.