Legacy volleyball men and women’s teams emerged as champions of the 2018 Legacy Volleyball Championship at the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos on Saturday.
After a very tough match in the men’s category, Legacy defeated Offey Spikers 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20) to lift the title, while their women’s team defeated Dynamics of Ibadan 3-0 to retain the title.
While Legacy male team went home with the sum of N300,000, their female counterparts got N250,000.
In the male category, Offey Spikers got N200,000, while the third placed team Offa Volleyball Club got N100,000.
In the female category which was a round-robin, second placed Vision Spikers Of Enugu got N150,000, while Prestigious Chariots of Iganmu were rewarded with the sum of N100,000 after placing third.
The competition featured teams from different part of the country including Ibadan and other states, Benin and Ghana teams were supposed to participate but sources made it known to sportinglife.ng that the tournament date collided with the National League taking place at abuja.
The tournament ended in favour of the host team but the championship got really organised by the Legacy Volleyball Club and the Lagos State Volleyball Association in conjunction with the Lagos State Sports Commission.
Chairman of Legacy club, Ladele Kayode, told our correspondent that the legacy championship seems to be the best volleyball tournaments one can ever witness and also sponsorship has been very encouraging which is also getting bigger every edition.
“I think this volleyball tournament is the best you can ever witness in the federation, We are grateful to our sponsors most especially to Beloxxi, and also to those who cheered us on to victory.
“Sponsorship has been very encouraging because we had more than what we had last year and definitely next will be better than this year,” he said.
The Captain for the female team, Ifediaka Amaka said that “We thank God for the victory in this tournament because despite my girls were not fully prepared we still scaled through. I thank the management of the Legacy for putting this together indeed they have done well,” she said.
Futher speaking, Board member of Nigeria Volleyball Federation representing southwest, Kehinde Lamide also said that “Legacy Volleyball tournament has been the only surviving Nigeria tournament that has natural outlook. In the last four edition, the tournament has been producing natural and good players for the federation.
“I am giving kudos to the management of legacy club headed by Kayode Ladele who has done a marvelous job in taking volleyball to the next level,” the manager sports NTA Network added.