NEW Waves Volleyball Club and Sunshine Spikers of Akure have booked their place in the men’s final of the ongoing 2022 Regional Unity Invitational Cup in Oloru, Kwara State on Friday
In the first men’s semifinals, star-studded New Waves VC dispatched Nile University 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-22), while Sunshine Spikers defeated Oloru Super Stars 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-21) at the outdoor court of Government Secondary School in Moro Local Government Area on Thursday.
The Captain of Sunshine Spikers, Daniel Nathaniel said his team are going to enjoy themselves in the finals.
Nathaniel revealed that the Invitational Cup is used to sharpen Sunshine Spikers ahead of the 2022 Nigeria Volleyball Season.
“Sunshine Spikers are not under pressure to win this year’s edition of the Regional Unity Invitational Challenge Cup. We are here to enjoy ourselves; you saw the way we played against Oloru Super Stars in the semifinals.
“Sunshine Spikers were not impressive at last season’s Nigeria Volleyball Premier League, in fact we narrowly escaped relegation. This tournament will be used to prepare ahead of this year’s volleyball season,” he said.
Meanwhile, Plateau Rocks will face young side, Niger Raven in the women’s final on Friday by 2pm.
3rd place matches:
Legacy VC v Oloru Super Angels (10am) women
Oloru Super Stars v Nile University (12pm) men
Day 4 Semifinals results:
Sunshine Spikers v Oloru Super Stars 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-21)
New Waves VC v Nile University 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-22)
Niger Raven v Legacy VC 3-2 (19-25, 26-24, 25-21, 23-25, 15-7)
Plateau Rocks v Oloru Super Angels 3-1 (25-20, 27-25, 15-25, 25-22)