Ghana Police women’s volleyball team won the Top 8 Silver Star tournament after defeating the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in a fiercely contested final at the Lebanon House in Accra, on Saturday.
The Police women thrashed their GIS counterparts 3-1 in the best of five set competition.
The Police team was tipped as tournament favourites in the Women’s Division and lived to that hype with a dominant display against Immigration, reducing the final to a one-sided game.
Ironically, GIS started as the brightest side, winning the first two points, but when Police recovered, they were simply unstoppable and the fans cheered every spike or block that landed on the Immigration court.
But an even more intense Men’s final also between the Policemen and their men counterparts from Immigration was rescheduled to tomorrow, after a heavy downpour ended it abruptly.
Police led Immigration 2-1 from the three sets played and was leading when the rains set in.
Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, the Minister of Youth and Sports who was the Guest of Honour, praised the security services for their role in promoting lesser known sports, including volleyball.
“The Ministry appreciates the efforts of the security services in promoting sports, especially Volleyball and Basketball, but I would be happy if you extend the same dedication to the other sporting disciplines”.
He also urged members part of the volleyball national team to train hard in order to put up their best performance in the upcoming All African Games in Congo, Brazzaville.
The minister commended the Greater Accra Volleyball Association for its efforts to host competitive tournaments such as the Top 8 to keep the players in good shape, as well as the development of volleyball.
Dr. Ahmed also thanked the management of Silver Star Company for their sponsorship package for the Top 8 tournament and called on corporate Ghana to emulate Silver Star and provide support to help develop the lesser known sports.