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Sports News of Thursday, 23 June 2022


Mark D’Ball Championships: Igoche’s plaudits for stakeholders

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The Initiator and Chief Executive Officer of Mark D’Ball Basketball Championships, Mr Igoche Mark, has thanked all those who contributed in different ways towards a hugely successful 10th edition of the championship.

It was the first edition to be held in Abuja, the nation’s federal capital.

In a statement he signed on behalf of the Organisers of the 2022 Mark D’Ball Basketball Championship, Mark said the success achieved in this year’s championships which saw a total of 24 elite men’s teams and 16 women’s teams compete for honours, testifies to the irreversible fact that the new era of the nation’s domestic basketball has come.

He enunciated that by this his pet project, the new face of Nigeria’s basketball is well underway and fully on course to achieving greatness.

Mark who is also a factional President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), also reserved praises for the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports; Officials of the federation (NBBF), Referees, Technical Officials, Club Owners, Security Operatives, Coaches, Players, and the Media for their unflinching and professional support throughout the period of the championships.

He pledged his absolute loyalty to all facets of the slam and dunk game in Nigeria. Mark further promised to invest more resources and time in the game with a view to engendering a rancour-free NBBF.