Eight male and six female teams are jostling for honours in this year’s Legacy Volleyball Championship taking place at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The Nigeria Volleyball League is also underway in Abuja, and the tournament has been cited as the reason why only 14 teams are participating in this year’s Legacy Volleyball Championship.
As gathered, 30 teams were expected, but the tournament has licked off with the 14 teams that eventually turned out.
The Coach for the Legacy Volleyball Club, Olarenwaju Edward who bemoaned the low turnout said, “We were expecting more teams from different states for the competition but its quiet unfortunate to have just 14 teams for this year’s tournament because we had a total number of 17 teams for last year’s championship.
“The clash in date with the Nigeria Volleyball League affected us a little because some of our key players had to travel to Abuja for the game but I think this year’s competition will be a round-rubber system competition.”
In some of the matches that have been decided in the ongoing competition, Legacy Volleyball-female team defeated the Enugu Virtual Spikers in a straight 3-0 win. The male team of the Legacy Volleyball club also dazzled their way past the Ikorodu Spikers to a 3-0 win.
The teams are in race for the #300,000 grand prize while the 1st runner’s up will receive N200,000 and 2nd runner’s up of N100,000 in this year’s tournament.