The much talked about Bole District Juvenile Volleyball Gala which began in December 2020 marked it’s first anniversary at Seripe where the 6th edition of the under 15 and under 13 boys and girls competition was held.
The Organising committee took the opportunity to honour individuals who have contributed in diverse ways to bring the competition thus far.
In presenting the citation, the Chairman, Mr Zakaria Tumeto Alidu said that it was necessary for the committee to acknowledge the contribution of those individuals since a nation that doesn’t honour her heroes is not worth dying for.
The beautiful designed citations were presented to coaches of all seven communities, officiating officials, technical advisors and sports journalists.
Interestingly, it appeared no one had a fore knowledge of the citation except the chairman and his able Organising secretary who chose not to include themselves.
The Presiding Member of the Bole District Assembly, Mr Bakari Jamani who was the guest of honor presented the citation to the awardees at the closing ceremony.
Meanwhile, the high level Competition saw all teams at all levels exhibiting great volleyball skills to the admiration of the hundreds of fans.
At the end, Simarayiri Volleyball Club was adjudged the overall champions once again having won both U-15 girls and U-13 girls competitions.
Host team, Seripe Mighty Fingers were able to defend their under 15 boys competition having come from a set down to beat arch rival Mandari 2 sets to one to lift the trophy for a record equally 3 times.
In the under 13 category, Dabouyiri recorded success for the first time when they beat Simarayiri by 2 sets to zero to win the boys’ trophy whiles Simarayiri saw off Seripe and Makumah to win the girls category.
The best Male under 15 player went Seripe Mighty Fingers’ attacker, ACHITO BAKARI whiles Abigail Gorikatey of Simarayiri Volleyball Club was adjudged the best female player.
Bakari Adam of Seripe emerged U-13 boys MVP whiles Ragina Kayitey of Simarayiri took the girls MVP.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Yahaya Waris