Clubs storm Port Harcourt for promotion battle

BasketballAll is now set for the jump ball of 2015 National Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship, which will be hosted in Port Harcourt by the Royal Hoopers Club between November 27 and December 6.

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) confirmed the hosting of the championship which will decide the promotion of two teams to the DSTV Premier League, after a meeting of the its technical committee and a representative of the hosts, Royal Hoopers, Ogoh Odaudu, at the federation’s boardroom in the National Stadium Abuja on Tuesday.

During the presentation to members of the committee, Odaudu said the city of Port Harcourt was ready to host the first division teams expected for the eight-day championship.

Odaudu, who doubles as the head coach of the host team Royal Hoopers and the member of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), revealed that they were ready to stage a memorable championship having already constituted a seven-man LOC, which has since hit the ground running.

He disclosed that the LOC has put in place adequate security arrangements, a functional gym for the competition, standby generator coupled with vibrant host media for a good coverage, as well as other logistics for a good championship.

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