By Sunny Canto
Noticeably, many have come to terms with the fact that truly, able and special athletes are in the same pedestal compare to the erroneous view in the past there's no hope for physical challenge ones.
Amazingly, the exuberant Sitting Volleyball players, from various clubs that converge at National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria for a week to compete, did proved book makers wrong with their outstanding performances.
Legacy team, who dominated the round-robbery fixtures and championship in the Men and Women category, played awesomely well till the blast of the final whistle; as a result of winning both category, they will stand a chance of competing at continental level in 2023 sporting Calender.
However, FCT Abuja Men, Women teams who came behind LAOMS of Zaria and South-West Babes as third placed while all sundry with their unique style of play, gave the championship a modern look.
In a chat with news men, Sitting Volleyball President said, "The game is not that popular but we're here to give them relevance, create enabling platforms for them to showcase their talents" he told.
"Our plan is to engage them with many tournament, bring the best in them so as to represent us in the future; and take over Africa"
Kayode add, "Government has done so much for us but we also need cooperate and private individual to support us further, because Egypt is hosting the World Para Championship by 2023 and Paralympics games by 2024; so we need to develop our athletes" Ladele concluded.
According to Para-Volleyball West Africa President, Mr. Robinson Tumwesigwe while addressing Press men, "We can see National team players here because this tournament is a test run for our future plans in Nigeria and West-Africa"
Adding, "We were not so sure of this amazing fit earlier because the coaches, athletes, officials couldn't do much but now its obvious Nigeria there's a brighter future; so me and the President will be visiting them from camp to camp, state to states till we build a global team" he summarized.
In summary, all the participating teams got several incentives, the winners also, received medals and trophies as Mr. Kayode Ladele motivated everyone.