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Team Rivers emerged champions of Beach Volleyball event after they defeated Team Imo at the ongoing 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State Capital.
Team Rivers dominated the game from the blast of the whistle as they dispatched Team Imo in two straight sets 21-16, 21-16 to win the gold medal in grand style.
Meanwhile, Team Ondo are back to back champions of the men’s volleyball event.
Team Ondo humbled host Edo state 3-1 (25-18, 25-10, 22-25, 25-21) in their third match of the men’s volleyball event.
The head coach of Ondo state volleyball team, Adekalu Adeniyi attributed the feat to consistency and hard work.
Adeniyi said Team Edo are a good team but are no match against his team adding that Ondo is the current home of volleyball.
“All glory to God for his mercies in ensuring that we retain our title. It is not by our power neither is it by our might but the grace of God. We came with a mind set of retaining our title and I am happy we are taking the gold medal to Akure.
“The game would have ended 3-0 but my players lost concentration in the third set and it resulted to Edo state winning the set” he said.