Volleyball: El-Wak Wings, Ghana Army Ladies win President’s Cup
The El-Wak Wings volleyball team defeated their counterparts from the Ghana Air Force 3-2 in a five-set thriller to win the maiden President's Cup at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra.
It was a deserved victory for the civilian team who clawed back from a 1-2 deficit to win the next two sets to claim the trophy at stake.
Air Force dominated the first set when middle blocker Emmanuel Johnson combined effectively with hitters Nicholas Tetteh and Augustine Gyamerah to pound their opponents’ half to win 25-17.
El-Wak Wings fought back to win the second set 25-22 to tie the match 1-1 with substitute hitters Ismael Zoryiku, Abdul Ganiu and Vitus Tulo delivering when it mattered most.
The military team regained the advantage by winning the third set 25-21 for a 2-1 lead before El-Wak Wings discovered the mojo in the fourth and fifth sets 27-25 and 15-11 respectively, as Ganiu and Tulo were on fire with heavy pounding that sealed the fate of the Ghana Air Force team.
Army Ladies triumph
In the female category, Ghana Army prevented a clean sweep by El-Wak Wings winning the final match 3-0.
Despite the close contest, the Army ladies triumphed winning 27-25, 25-22 and 25-22.
The President of the Ghana Volleyball Association, George Tettey, who presented the trophies to the winning teams, congratulated the victors and the participants on a good competition which brought out the best in the players.
"Volleyball is on the ascendency and there is no turning back.
We hope to hold similar competitions across the country," he stated.
He appealed to corporate entities to support the sport to create employment for the youth in the country.