By: Sunny Canto
In attempt to appreciate and commend the efforts of Volleyball silent patrons in Abuja, different clubs converge at MKO Abiola Stadium on Saturday 2nd September, 2023 to honor Major General T.A Gagariga (Rtd), which witnessed a massive spectatorship of Volleyball in Nigeria.
According to the organizer, honorable Temitope Ajayi, it's a collaboration from us to him, it aim to honor a Philanthropist, Father to many and Patron of the game.
Highlights of the day is (men) match between Life Camp Volleyball Club who narrowly loss (2-3) major score to Games Village Volleyball Club in a keenly contested encounter that finished thus: (25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 28-30, 25-22).
While, Games Village (women) Volleyball Club was defeated (3-0) by their opponent as Coach Dennis Eleri, Suleiman Ibrahim and head gaffer: Hatem Amro merge experience to give them a well-deserved victory of (25-17, 25-18, 25-13).
However, the newly league promoted Life Camp Volleyball Club team, decided to honored the celebrant with a plaque award, decorated card that carry his uniform picture to congratulate Major General T.A Gagariga for his meritorious service and passion for promoting the game.
Gracing the remarkable and mouth watering events were dignitaries like Volleyball board member and renowned veteran: Stephen Hasso who is a retired (Deputy Commissioner of Police), Commordore Pindar, (Nigeria Navy Sports Director), Adamu Tenimu, (Life Camp Volleyball Pioneer) to mention but a few.
While the NVBF board member that was present, Stephen Hasso urged everyone to contribute their quota not criticism because he showed interest without anyone support and for progress of the family, so that more people will be attracted to the sport.
Interestingly, the National team Women Volleyball head Coach: Samuel Ajayi was commended for his excellent performance at the just concluded Africa Championship, held in Cameroon few weeks ago.
Navy Commodore Pindar, told the family that certainly, sponsors will come, so keep enjoying, playing and supporting Volleyball for more development in the sport.
Incredibly, the Volleyball family had an interactive session with a dance competition that witnessed an enjoyable, educating, reunion moment as winners received cash prizes, sporting kits, commendation.
Eventually, all the winners and runner-up, Coaches, Referee's were awarded a prize money, plaque awards and other incentives to crown their effort as drinks, music, snack's, food was available for everyone to savor the moment.