El-Wak Wings win NASCO volleyball tournament

Author: Kwame Larweh
A line-up of the El-Wak Wings male team

Volleyball giants El-Wak Wings men and women’s team won the second edition of the NASCO Civilian Volleyball tournament that climaxed last Saturday at the Elwak Stadium and Supply Burma Camp in Accra.

The El-Wak Wings male team beat their counterparts from Immanuel Presby Church (IPC) 3-0 in the final (25-17, 25-21, 25-16) in a five-set thriller to be crowned as champions.

The El-Wak Wings female team replicated the male’s feat by beating La Ladies Volleyball Club 3-1 in the final in a four-set thriller (25-15, 25-18, 24-26 and 25-15) to lift the champions trophy.

The 11 team competition comprised four female teams, namely El-Wak Wings, La, Blue Skies and Osu Youth and seven male teams, namely El-Wak Wings male team, IPC, Ebenezer Volleyball team, Town Council Line, Blue Skies, Osu Youth, Model and La volleyball clubs.

The event was organised by electronic appliance giants NASCO.

Elwak Wings’ Grace Dagadu was adjudged the Best Attacker, with Asana Iddrisu grabbing the Best Libero award and Soulama Aminata being adjudged the Most Valuable Player in the female categories.

The male category saw El-Wak Wings Elkana Aziks as Best Attacker, with Bawa Rafique taking home the Best Libero, Laud Hammond getting the Best Setter and Samuel Essilfie going home with the Most Valuable Player of the tournament award.

Hazel Odoi from La Volleyball Club received the Best Setter award in the two-day tournament staged to whip up civilian interest in a game that is largely dominated by the security services.

Elwak Wings men’s team was rewarded with a 24-inch television and a trophy while the female went home with a 19-inch television and a trophy.

Other well placed teams received five irons, 10 clippers, 10 hair dryers, five kettles, three blenders and five rice cookers from NASCO.

The Marketing Manager of NASCO, Adiza Ibrahim, lauded the teams for their participation and pledged her outfit’s continuous support for the competition in the coming years.

Coach Edem Divine Dotse, the head coach of the El-Wak Wings male and female volleyball teams, expressed gratitude to NASCO for their support and appealed to them to throw their weight behind the sport in the country.

The bank-roller of El-Wak Wings, Albert Helegbe, congratulated his club on their great performance and vowed that his outfit would be the team to beat in next year’s tournament and the upcoming league.