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Organizer relishes success of Kwara Inter-Secondary Volleyball Competition as Apata Ajele becomes champion

Apata Ajele Secondary School, Asa Local Government Area of ​​Kwara State defeated Government Secondary School (GHS), Adeta 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 25 -17) to win the first edition of the Kwara Inter – Secondary School Volleyball Competition in Ilorin on Friday.

Earlier in the third-place final, Erin-ile High School edged Unilorin Secondary 2-0 (25-14, 25-20) to take the third-place final.

Among many other dignitaries at the event were; Executive Chairman of Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bolakale Mogaji; Acting Chairman of Kwara State Volleyball Association, Bashorun Kayode Bankole; former Sports Director of Kwara State Sports Council, Tunde Kazeem; Chairman of the Kwara State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mallam Jimoh Bashir, Sports Philanthropist, Otunba Wale Richard and many others.

The chief organizer of the volleyball competition, Dare Kuti, was exceedingly grateful for the successful organization of the three-day events.

The 2019 Nigerian Sports Journalist of the Year said, “Thanks be to God who enabled us to see a successful end to the inaugural Kwara State Secondary School Volleyball Competition in Ilorin, Utah. Kwara State.

“We also thank the President of the Nigerian Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod, for his constant support in ensuring that volleyball reaches the nooks and crannies of the country.

“Engineer Musa Nimrod, a man who believes in the grassroots, inspired me to take a big step in organizing the inter-high school volleyball competition; without your support I don’t think the competition would have seen the day.

“I would like to thank the Kwara State Sports Commission led by Mallam Bolakale Mogaji, the Kwara State Volleyball Association led by Bashorun Bankole, SA on Sports to the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Ibrahim Attahiru, Chairman of the Nigeria Park Volleyball Commission, Major General Taritimiye Gagariga, Chairman of the Board of Kwara State Television, Alhaji Hameed Adio, Trustee of the Football Academy of Kwara, Alhaji Bako Ibrahim, Chairman of Kwara United, Kumbi Titiloye, Mr. Richard Alao (Walata), La Planet, Alhaji Mujeeb, ABS FC Chief Football Director Alloy Chukwuemeka, Former Kwara State Sports Director, Mallam Tunde Kazeem, Managing Director of Ajikaz Oil limited, Kazeem Ajibola and many others for the success of the competition.

“I would like to thank everyone who partnered and supported during the competition. To my colleagues in the media industry, you have been wonderful from the first day I designed the competition until the last day; don’t take your support for granted,” Kuti said.

He called on well-meaning Nigeria to do all it can to support the growth of the sport in the state.

“As we begin this new phase of bringing volleyball to secondary schools in Kwara State, I call on well-meaning Nigerians to help make this dream a reality,” he concluded.



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