By Solomon Nwoke
IMO State Volleyball Male and Female teams showed yesterday that their missions to the 18th National Sports Festival ( NSF), tagged Eko2012 were to finish tops after they demolished their Kebbi (male) and Anambra (female) counterparts by 3-0 apiece in the event’s opening matches.
From the blast of the referee’s whistle, they mounted pressure on their opponents with their fire brand style of play, thus picking up all three segments of the game.
Their conquests yesterday resulted in wild jubilation as they chanted and danced to victory songs around the car park of the Teslim Balogun Stadium
Speaking shortly after the match, team Captain of the Imo Spikers male Volleyball team, Nkwopara Francis said they were on a mission to win the available gold medal in the game and boasted that this morning, they are going to unleash their arsenals on the hosting state, Lagos.We came all out today (yesterday) and leaving no stone unturned and shone like a galaxy of stars. We are playing the host state,Lagostomorrow ( today) We have to beatLagosto top the group.
So we are calling everyone to come out and see what we are going to do, we are going to play against their team and their fans. We want all to watch us beat them,” Nkwopara boasted.
In other matches played yesterday, in the male event, Ondo lost to Plateau 2-3, Rivers beat Ogun 3-0 while in the female event, Rivers beat Ogun 3-0 whileNigerdefeated Kadunaby 3-1.