ANAMBRA BEAT RIVERS IN VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL OPENER

ANAMBRA BEAT RIVERS IN VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL OPENER

BY DARE KUTI, ABUJA.

A relatively unknown Anambra volleyball team defeated a star studded Rivers state team at the outdoor court of the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium.

The Willie Obiano boys shocked a Rivers State team filled with former senior national team players in front of a mammoth crowd at the on going National Sports Festival.

Anambra unexpectedly took the first set by 25-21causing panic in the camp of the Rivers State team led by the NSCDC coach. The second set resumed as Rivers State hurriedly dispatched Anambra by 25-16.

Anambra who paraded a younger side took advantage of the loose balls in the third set to win 25-19 but River State fought hard to secure the fourth set.

The fifth set went the way of Anambra State despite the crowd supporting Rivers State.

In the female category, Delta State came from behind to beat Plateau State 3-2 (25-27), (25-21, 25-17, 25-21).

Ondo State will face Plateau State on Monday.

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