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Igoche Mark to invest more in Basketball

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, and the first one to be held in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Mark, who personally issued the thank you message, in a statement he signed on behalf the Organisers of the 2022 Mark D Ball Basketball Championship, said the success achieved in this year’s championships which saw a total of twenty four(24) elite men’s teams and sixteen(16) women’s teams compete for honours, testifies to the irreversable fact that the new era of the nation’s domestic basketball, as enunciated by his pet project, the new face of Nigeria’s Basketball is well underway and fully on course to achieving greatness.

Mark who is also President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF),
also reserved praise for the 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, unweivering, and professionsl support throughout the period of the championships.

Coincidentally, both tournaments were won by Nigeria Customs Basketball Club, whose ladies won the women competition, towards the end of last year; before their male folks emulated them, by beating new Abuja-based francise, Mo Heat 61-55 on Sunday in the men’s final, played on Sunday.

Mark ended the statement by pledging his absolute loyality to all facets of the slam and dunk game, in Nigeria; with the promise to invest more resources and time, with a view to engendering a rancour free NBBF, promoting unity amongst all stakeholders, sponsors and lovers of the Nigerian game, and doing more to give raw talents identified in the championships, and anywhere in the country, the lift they desire to attain stardom.

Editing by Omotola Oguneye