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Sponsor commends stakeholders for supporting Mark D Ball Championship

By Guardian Nigeria
23 June 2022   |   2:39 am
The initiator and Chief Executive Officer of Mark D Ball Basketball Championships, Igoche Mark, has commended contributors to the success of the 10th edition of the championship, which was the first held in Abuja.

The initiator and Chief Executive Officer of Mark D Ball Basketball Championships, Igoche Mark, has commended contributors to the success of the 10th edition of the championship, which was the first held in Abuja.

In a statement on behalf of the organisers of the 2022 Mark D Ball Basketball Championship, Mark said the success of this year’s championships, which featured 24 elite men’s teams and 16 women’s teams, testify to the 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.

Chief of Staff to Sports Minister, Abba Yola (left), and initiator of Mark D Ball Championship, Igoche Mark, during the closing ceremony of the competition in Abuja… at the weekend.


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, unwavering, and professional support throughout the period of the championships.

Mark also pledged his loyalty to the development of basketball in Nigeria and promised to invest more resources and time to build a rancour-free NBBF, and promote unity among all stakeholders, sponsors and lovers of the game.