All is now set for the 2019 national volleyball premier league. Scheduled to hold at the indoor sports hall of Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, the league will serve off on Thursday and run through to December 1.
According to a release signed by Kehinde Lamidi, the Chairman Media, National League Management Committee, 15 men and women volleyball clubs that participated in the first phase in Asaba, will be slugging it out in a round robin format to determine the 2019 winners.
The men’s clubs are: Nigeria Custom Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Immigration Service, Kano Pillars, Plateau, Famous Spikers and UCEM.
The women clubs are Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Nigeria Custom Service, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Immigration Service, Kada Emeralds, Delta Queens and Benue Queens.
At the end of the first phase in Asaba, in the men’s category, Nigeria Customs Service with 19 points emerged tops. They were followed by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, which had 18 points.
Police Super Force came third while Nigeria immigration services finished fourth.
In the women category, Civil Defence topped the league with 17points. They were followed by Nigeria Customs Service, which had 16 points.
Nigerian Army Spikers with 11 points, finished third. The technical chairman of the federation, Martin Melandi told sport journalists in Lagos that all machineries have been put in place to ensure a better and bigger outing of the 2019 National volleyball premiere League finals in Abuja.
The president of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod while speaking with the sports journalists in Abuja promised a classical and CAVB standard tournament disclosing that for the very first time, all the matches played will be streamed live via all the social platforms of the federation.
“This action will further promote the game, allow those fans and stakeholders all over the world to enjoy the matches at the comfort of their homes and to make would be sponsors to have access to the products they are willing to sponsor.”
Clubs are expected to arrive Abuja on Thursday while technical meeting will hold the following day ahead of the tournament commencement on Saturday.