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‘Mark D Ball’ draws for 16 round set for Thursday

Draws for the Round of 16 and concluding phases of the 2022 Mark D Ball men’s Basketball Championship has been scheduled for Thursday April 28, 2022.

According to the Organising Committee, draws of the Championship which has been on break for the period of the Muslim Fasting of Ramadan will be held virtually.

In a statement, Secretary of the Organising Committee of the tournament, Umar Abdullahi dubbed the Round of 16, “Sweet 16”, and the link for the draw has already been sent to the respective clubs.

The statement added that 3 representatives from each of the successful teams will participate, in the virtual draw; which will culminate to the Elite 8, and Final 4.

The teams that made it to the Sweet 16, are; Mo’ Heat of Abuja, Gombe Bulls, Hot Coal Ballers of Abuja, Nile University Spartans of Abuja, and APA Flames of Benue, from Group 1.

Nigeria Customs, FCT HardRockers, Kwara Falcons, Suleja Bulldogs and NSCDC Civil Defenders are from Group 2; and they are joined by Kano Pillars, Delta Force, Kada Stars of Kaduna, Novena Heartlanders of Imo and Bayelsa Waves, and the best team to place 6th amongst the 3 Groups.

Reporting by Chinedum Ohanusi; editing by Muzha Kucha