Beach Volleyball: Team Sazamm, Customs win President Cup

Team Sazamm and Nigeria Customs Service have emerged winners of the men and women categories of the 2020 President Beach Volleyball Cup in Kaduna. The competition ended on Saturday.

The duo of Godwin Shekaru and Andrew Sunday (Sazamm) beat Abdulrasheed Ahmed and Idika Kalu (Gallant) 2-0 (21-15, 21-13) in the men’s senior final.

Amara Uchechukwu and Francisca Ikhiede of the Nigeria Customs Service defeated 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 had 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 would 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.”

Shinning Swords of Benue won the gold in the U19 Boys and Girls Category.

Shinning Swords 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).