Apata Ajele Secondary School, Asa, yesterday emerged winners of the maiden Kwara Inter-Secondary School Volleyball Competition held in Ilorin. The school clinched the top spot by defeating Government High School, Adeta, 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17).
The third spot was secured by Erin-Ile Secondary School after edging out University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Secondary School 2-0 (25-14, 25-20).
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Organiser, Dare Kuti, expressed gratitude for the successful hosting of the three-day competition.
Winners of the maiden Kwara Inter-Secondary School Volleyball Competition, Apata Ajele Secondary School, Asa, in Ilorin… yesterday<br />
He said: “Appreciation goes to the President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Musa Nimrod, for his constant support in ensuring volleyball gets to the nook and cranny of the country.
“Nimrod, a man, who believes in grassroots sports, inspired me to take a big step by organising this competition, and without his support, I don’t think the competition would have seen the light of day.
“I want to thank the Kwara State Sports Commission led by Mallam Bolakale Mogaji; Kwara State Volleyball Association led by Bashorun Bankole; the Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor on Sports, Mallam Ibrahim Attahiru; Chairman of Nigeria Park Volleyball Commission, Maj.-Gen. Taritimiye Gagariga, among others for the success of the competition.”
Kuti, however, called on well-meaning Nigerians to support the growth of volleyball as a sport in the state, especially from the grassroots.