Beach Volleyball: Team Sazamm, Customs Lift 2020 President Cup
By Niyi Busari
Team Sazamm and Nigeria Customs Service have emerged winners of the men and women category of the just concluded 2020 President Beach Volleyball Cup in Kaduna.
The duo of Godwin Shekaru and Andrew Sunday (Sazamm) beat Abdulrasheed Ahamed and Idika Kalu (Gallant) 2-0 (21-15,21-13) in the men’s senior final.
Amara Uchechukwu and Francisca Ikhiede of Nigeria Customs Service pummeled Scholastical Torkaa and Tyoakaa Doom of Benue state 2-0 (21-7, 21-12) in the women’s senior final.
Nigeria Customs Service player, Francisca Ikhiede told journalists that the President Cup has put them in good shape ahead of next month’s Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifiers in Abuja.
She said the sports Secretary of NCS, Samuel Onikeku ensured they participated in the cup as it will be an advantage to them.
Ikhiede said, “The Competition has ended and we won the maiden edition of the President Cup. This competition has helped us regain our forms after few weeks of inactiveness and has put us in shape ahead of next month’s women’s Olympic in Abuja.
“We know what is at stake and we will put our best. The Sports Secretary of NCS, Samuel Onikeku is doing his best also to ensure there is no issues for us. He made sure I and my pair feature at the President Cup”.
Shinning Swords of Benue state won gold in the U19 Boys and Girls Category.
Shinning Swords of Benue state came from behind to beat Kogi 2-1 (14-16, 17-15, 11-5) in the U19 girls final while the boy’s team overpowered Team Anista 2-1 (12-15, 15-8, 14-12).