8 January 2007

Nigeria: Plateau Wins Beach Vollyball Tourney

Lagos — Plateau emerged tops in the recently concluded President Beach Volleyball Carnival which was held in Abuja.

The team, aside receiving the trophy also bagged a cash prize of $1, 000 for their efforts.

The Plateau representatives, comprising of international players, Dennis Eleri and Monday Igbokwue defeated their Immigration counterparts in the final to win the money as well as a set of Beach Volleyball and Mikassa Balls.

The Immigration team went home with $400 and a set of Beach Volleyball Net and a Mikassa Ball, and the third place prize went to the Borno side which coasted home with $200.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Habu Ahmed Gumel, who sponsored the event, implored the teams to pay attention to the development of beach volleyball worldwide, according to him: "By the time they join the FIVB-SWATCH World Tour and the Grand Prix, there would be a lot of money for them to enjoy."

Apart from this, he reminded them of the interest being shown in Beach Volleyball development in Nigeria by the President of FIVB, Rueben Acosta, who has personally promised to assist in the growth and the development of the game in the country.

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