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42 Schools To Rumbles In NBA Power Forward Basketball Clinic In Abuja



Not fewer than 42 Abuja based Secondary schools on Wednesday participated in the nineth edition of NBA Power Forward Basketball Clinic held at the Package B of Moshood Abiola Stadium.

Gbemisola Abudu, Vice President and Country head of NBA in Nigeria who spoke with BSN Sports said the objective of the program is to spread the game of basketball among Nigeria youth across the country.

“The objective is to expand basketball to other part of the country but in addition to that, part of our youth development strategy in Nigeria is to make sure that we have different programs available for young children from the age of elementary primary school all through to elite development stage.” Gbemisola told journalists.

“For us, we know that not everyone will become a basketball player but the life skills that the game instill in them, like communication skill, team coordination skill are useful in the world economic future. These are skills they need to become successful.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with the NBBF to create a national basketball league where young boys and girls can participate. The program in its nineth year and has touched over two hundred thousand students in Abuja.

“For this finals going on now, we have 42 schools participating in the program. The program is to identify young kid who has the talents to succeed as basketball player. ” She concluded.

From BSN

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Igoche Mark Hails Rivers Hoopers for Picking BAL Playoffs Ticket



Joel Ajayi

The Initiator of the Mark D’ Ball Basketball Championship, Mr.Igoche Mark has congratulated Nigerian Champions, Rivers Hoopers for becoming the first Nigerian team to qualify for the Basketball Africa League Playoffs.

Mark, in his message on Thursday says the qualification for the BAL Playoffs is not only a personal triumph, but also a triumph for the Nigerian basketball community.

“I am truly inspired by your success. It is a testament to the potentials and talents around in Nigeria. Your victory over APR in Dakar, Senegal is a proud moment for our nation and serves as an inspiration for aspiring basketball players across the country.

Your qualification for the BAL Playoffs is not only a personal triumph, but also a triumph for the Nigerian basketball community. It demonstrates that with hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment, Nigerian teams can compete and excel at the highest levels of the sport.”Mark message reads.

While commending the Rivers Hoopers players, coaches, and management for their exemplary performance; he noted that this achievement will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of Nigerian basketball stars and fuel the continued development of the sport in Nigeria.

Rivers Hoopers defeated APR 78-71 to clinch BAL Playoffs qualification over the weekend in Dakar, Senegal.

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