By John Kayode
Offa Male Volleyball Club and the Nigeria Customs Service female volleyball club on Sunday in Akure emerged champions of the 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League competition.
LOffa Volleyball Club beat Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) 3-2 (25-16 23-25 25-17 17-25 15-11) in the final match of the men’s competition .
Also, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) team emerged champions of the women’s competition, played alongside the men’s competition at the Ondo State Sports Complex.
NCS beat Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) 3-0 (25-23 27-25 25-21) in their match on the final day of the league .
Coach of Offa Volleyball Club, Suleiman Ajeigbe, later said he was happy that the competition’s trophy was heading to the Offa community for the first time in its history.
Ajeigbe however appreciated the government of Kwara and members of his community for the overwhelming support which ensured the success of the team.
“I feel so proud, I feel so excited and I give all glory to God almighty.
It is not by our doings, but by the doings of God almighty.
It has been a very challenging one, but it is all to the glory of God.
“In the history of Nigeria Volleyball Premier League, our club from Offa which is a local government in Kwara has lifted the trophy.
This is historical, as this has never happened before.
“Offa Volleyball Club came into being to help the youths in my community.
I started the club to ensure that every member of my team are Kwara-born.
But majority of them are Offa-born.
“It is to the glory of God almighty that I was able to start the club in 2010. Now, most of my players are playing outside the country now.
So, it’s been a long time actually,” he said.
Ajeigbe added that he was sure the people of Offa community would be happy when they returned home as champions of the league.
Also speaking, the coach of Customs Female team, Sunny Akapson, said their success was as a result of hardwork, determination and dedication.