N4.5m for grabs at Lekki volleyball club thunder games
By Ifeanyi Eduzor
A total of N 4.5 million will be shared among winners of the on -going maiden Lekki volleyball club thunder games which served off Monday at the volleyball pitch of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
Disclosing this to newstap.com, President of Lekki volleyball club, Francis Adeoye A.K.A El Presidento the championship which will be an annual event is aimed at encouraging health competition among volleyball players in the country as well as keeping them in top shape ahead major championships.
He further disclosed that a total of 12 male and 9 female teams from all the six geopolitical zones in the country are participating in the week-long event expected to be rounded up on Saturday.
” This is a tournament put together by Lekki volleyball club in order to ensure healthy rivalry among volleyball teams in the country and am happy with the large turnout. The competition has been fierce and interesting since we started and the mood of the players encouraging because they’ve been having fun and we hope to have a carnival like finals on Saturday.
” It’s equally important I announce to you that N4.5 million will be shared by all the winners which is a very big money compared to what we get in similar competitions.
Adeoye while appreciating their numerous sponsors noted that’s a sign that more people are now showing interest in the game of volleyball just as he explained that there will be improvement in subsequent editions to make it more interesting and glamorous.
On the chances of his team at the competition, he expressed the hope that Lekki volleyball team will emerge winners because they have the players and pedigree to beat other teams to be crowned champion.