By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Regional Volleyball Association has selected players from a gala organised on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Nfodjo Park in Ho.
The 4th edition of the competition which was to select players for the forthcoming Southern Sector Volleyball Championship to be hosted by Volta Region was also to prepare clubs for the 2nd edition of the regional league.
The one-day event which brought together 8 male teams and 4 female teams began with preliminary 3 set knockout matches for the male category but a single round robin 3 set for the female category, with beautiful receptions, accurate settings, powerful spikes, organized blocks & cover ups and well driven services.
Volta Star Spikers female team successfully won the day with a 100 per cent winning record, after a 2-0 results each against Ho Warriors, Blekusu Super Eagles, and Battor All Spikers.
In the other matches, Battor All Spikers beat Ho Warriors, 2-1 in a tight game after they saw off Blekusu 2-0 to finish second with 5 points. Ho Warriors managed 3rd position with 4 points as they beat Blekusu Super Eagles 2-0, while the latter finished 4th and last with no point.
The male matches which saw 4 teams progress to straight semi-finals had Sogakope Holy Hands losing 0-2 to Battor All Spikers, while Blekusu shocked Aflao All Spikers to a 2-0 win. A rivalry match between Ho Warriors and Ho Volta Star Spikers saw the former progressing with a 2-1 victory to set up a meeting against Mafi Dove Super Spikers, who skillfully demolished Dzodze St Anthony Hospital Spikers 2-0.
Battor admirably defeated Blekusu 2-0 in the first semi-final, while Ho Warriors brushed aside Mafi in the other game but both could not meet in the finals to determine the ultimate winner due to time factor.
Other matches played between the knockout losers who were finding a place from positions 5th to 8th had Volta Star Spikers seeing off Dzodze 2-0 while Aflao defeated Sogakope 2-1. Two more matches; 5th & 6th place match between Ho Volta Star and Aflao and a 7th & 8th place game between Dzodze and Sogakope could not be played.
The Regional Chairman of the Association, Johnson Ablordeh was however, elated about the turn out in participation and believed players selected will lift the image of the region.
The event also saw in attendance, the Regional Sports Director, Kwame Amponfi Jnr, Chairman, Eastern Regional Volleyball Association, Sam Adu, former volleyball player, Rev Bernard Adzageli, Director of National Communications, Ho, David Dartey and Gideon Amevor, National Communications.