The head coach of the Plateau men’s volleyball team, John Philip, is very optimistic that his side will claim the gold medal at the ongoing 2018 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja.
After posting a 3-2 (25-19 25-22 23-25 23-25 15-9) win over Anambra, the Plateau team advanced to the semi-final of the male volleyball event scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018.
Philip is quite confident that his team will win their semi-final encounter, and also claim the volleyball crown at the festival.
“That was our last match in the stage group. But we have been training long ago ahead of this competition, and we are fully prepared for this event.We will play the semi-final match tomorrow [Friday] and will win the game. Our target is to play the final match and win.”
— John Philip
Uche Okafor, the coach of the Anambra team, said he was proud of his players for putting up a good fight, though it was not enough to earn them a win against Plateau.
“My players tried their best and they gave their opponents a tough time. But the winning team is always the best, no matter how you fight.
“We will go on to play in the third-place match on Friday, and it will be a serious game. We will fight hard to secure the third-place medal.”
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