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Volleyball Regional Cup: Oloru Spikers battles Sunshine Spikers in S/finals of 2022

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Host, Oloru Super Stars will face Sunshine Spikers of Akure in the first semifinals of the ongoing 2022 Regional Unity Invitational Cup on Thursday.

In the second semifinals, New Waves of Ogun State battles Nile University in an epic game at the Government Secondary Schools (GSS), Oloru in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Oloru Super Stars topped group A after beating Nile University and Kwara United while New Waves beat Legacy VC, OFFA VC and Sunshine Spikers of Akure to top Group B.

The Coach of Oloru Super Stars, Femi Shogo told newsmen that his players are motivated to make it to the finals.

Shogo revealed that playing against experienced Sunshine Spikers will be a difficult task but speed and accuracy is in favour hiss his team.

He said, “Oloru Super Stars are yet to lose a game and the semifinals will not be the first. The boys are properly motivated and I am optimistic victory is ours.

“I am aware Sunshine Spikers of Akure are Champions of National Sports Festival, they also parade National team player; we are not intimidated by their pedigree. Speed, precision and accuracy will determine who wins the game.”

Meanwhile, Plateau Rocks will meet Oloru Super Angels in the women’s first semifinals while Legacy VC slugs it out with Niger Raven

Day 3:

Men

OFFA VC v Sunshine Spikers 0-2 (13-25, 19-25)

Legacy VC v New Wave 0-2 (23-25, 23-25)

Kwara United VC v Nile University 0-2 (19-25, 16-25)

Women

Golden Spikers of Anambra v Niger Raven 0-2 (19-25, 29-31)

Olalomi Royal Spikers v Plateau Rocks 0-2 (12-25, 21-25)

Kada Emeralds v Trailblazers VC of Bayelsa (25-21, 25-21)

Oloru Super Angels v Legacy VC (19-25, 25-23, 12-15)

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Ekiti FA Congratulates Flying Eagles’ Tolulope Ojo On WAFU Cup Heroics

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By Akeem Busari 


Ekiti State Football Association has congratulated fast rising forward Tolulope Ojo for his historic feats during the just concluded WAFU U20 Championship held in Niger.

The fast paced attacker featured only in the semi final and the final matches of the competition. 


The Flying Eagles defeated Benin 3-1  in the final to emerge winners and qualify for the AFCON U-20 Championship slated to hold later year in Egypt. And with Ekiti State born and Remo Stars’ attacker Tolulope Ojo scoring a brace in the final match. 


Speaking with Nigeria Sports Centre, Ekiti FA Boss Bayo Olanlege, expressed his happiness on feat of the team, just as he was particularly thrilled by the performances of Ojo, who was discovered during one of the schools football tournaments in the state and then exposed to grassroots club football before he went ahead to don colours of Ekiti United, Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars. 


” We congratulate the Flying Eagles for emerging winners of the WAFU U20 Cup. However, it is more gratifying to note that our own ‘son’ Tolulope Ojo was the hero of the final match. We are indeed, proud of him and happy with his achievements so far,” the youthful football administrator remarked. 


“We also believe that the heroics of Ojo is a testament to the determination of the FA to develop grassroots football in the state and build a sustainable and longer lasting football ecosystem,” he stated confidently. 

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