Nigeria Customs are champions of Mark D Ball championship

Nigeria Customs Ladies have emerged champions of the 2022 Mark D Ball Women’s Basketball Championship which ended on Saturday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the MKO Abiola national stadium in Abuja.

At the end of the highly entertaining finals, Nigeria Customs edged out perennial rivals, FirstBank of Lagos 54-49 points to win the giant trophy and N1m cash prize.

The first quarter of the match went to the champions 18-15. FirstBank rallied back to end the second quarter 30-30 points.

However, the Customs Ladies took the third and final quarter to emerge champions at the well attended finals.

The final match was spiced with the best of entertainment provided in full measure by some of the best Nigerian artists like the legendary 2Face Idibia, Daddy Showkey and a host of other entertainers.

As planned, the closing ceremony for the Women’s championship which featured 16 clubs ushered in the opening ceremony for the Men’s version of Mark D Ball Tournament which dunks off today at the same venue.

Draws for the Men’s competition was held shortly before the commencement of the Women’s finals.

In his speech, the initiator and sponsor of Mark D Ball Championship, Igoche Mark, said the time has come for genuine basketball stakeholders to unite in order to save the sport.

The Senator representing FCT, Senator Philip Aduda, who was among dignitaries at the finals also promised to support Igoche Mark’s laudable initiative.


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Publish date : 2022-01-24 01:45:30

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