They took home a trophy, cash prize of GH¢300 and branded t-shirts from the chief of Tema New Town, Nii Adjei Kraku II.
The tournament was held as part of celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of Nii Adjei Kraku II and therefore was nicknamed ‘Nii Adjei Kraku II beach volleyball Championship.’
It was under the theme; ‘Beach Volleyball in the development of the Coastal Belt’ and it brought together eight men teams and five ladies team to compete for honors.
The male teams were represented by Rainbow Men, Project Serve, Famous, Dangme West Spikers, Junior City, Victory, Armed Forces Technical School (AFTS) from Burma Camp and Positive Victory.
In the ladies category, Osu Tigers, TT Ladies from Madina, Ocean View from the Ghana Fire Service, White Angels from the Ghana Armed Forces and Rainbow Ladies also competed among themselves.
White Angels and Ocean View came second and third respectively in the ladies category while Project Serve and Rainbow Men finished second and third in the men’s category.
Second placed teams in both category were given a trophy, a cash prize of GH¢200 and a branded t-shirts while the third placed teams were given a cash prize of GH¢100 and branded t-shirts.
President of the Ghana Volleyball Association, Mr. Paul Atsu, said the tournament was going to be an annual event to help promote the game along the coastal belt of the country.
He said as part of efforts to make it attractive, the organizers have lined up a few programmes to help sustain the interest of the game and make it more competitive among the participating teams.
The president said one of such ideas is to invite countries from the sub-region like Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin to participate.
Nii Adjei Kraku II also expressed his delight and thanked the teams and the volleyball association for being part of his anniversary celebration and assured them of his support.
He also proposed another tournament for them in August 2013 when he and his people marks their Homowo festival and pledged his commitment to make it a more successful than this one.