By Sedara Philip
A total of 36 teams comprising 26 men and 10 women’s teams are participating in the first phase of the 2023 National Beach Volleyball Tour (Star/Open) at Jabi Lake in Abuja.
Board member of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, DCP Stephen Hasso (rtd) told newsmen on Friday the objective of the tournament is to raise players that will represent the country at various International Championships this year.
Hasso said the tour will bring improvement in the game of beach volleyball from the junior to senior categories.
The Chairman of Adamawa State Volleyball Association said, “The beach volleyball enthusiasts expect improvement from the 1st edition, because the team has been seeded.
“10 teams that featured in the first edition have been seeded into the Star Tour while other teams registering for the first time will slug it out at the Open Tour.
The 36 participating teams include, Men team in (Star Tour) include; Games Village, Kada Kings, Kada Stars, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Correctional Services, Equity Spikers, LifeCamp VC, G-Ranks Spikers, Samba Boys and Caliphate Spikers of Sokoto
As for Men (Open Tour), the team includes, Jabi Lakers, Pro Spikers, Owena Spikers, Nyanya Spikers, UCEM of Enugu, Kada Prince I, Kada Prince II, Young Stars of Asaba, Star Spikers, Legend Spikers, Rhino Spikers I, Rhino Spikers II, Sword VC, Osun Spikers, Plateau Rocks and BC Spikers
In women’s games, Kada Emeralds, Nigeria Customs Service, Taraba Spikers , Niger Brass, Adamawa Spikers, Owena Spikers, Legend Spikers, Garden City, Sword VC, and Osun Spikers.