BAL: Igoche Mark hails Rivers Hoopers historic performance

The Initiator of the Mark D’ Ball Basketball Championship, Mr.Igoche Mark has congratulated Nigerian Champions, Rivers Hoopers, for becoming the first Nigerian team to qualify for the Basketball Africa League (BAL) playoffs.

Mark, in his message on Thursday said the qualification for the BAL playoffs is not only a personal triumph, but a victory for the Nigerian basketball community.

“I am truly inspired by your success. It is a testament to the potentials and talents around in Nigeria. Your victory over APR in Dakar, Senegal is a proud moment for our nation and serves as an inspiration for aspiring basketball players across the country.

“Your qualification for the BAL Playoffs is not only a personal triumph, but also a triumph for the Nigerian basketball community. It demonstrates that with hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment, Nigerian teams can compete and excel at the highest levels of the sport,” Mark message reads.

While commending the Rivers Hoopers players, coaches, and management for their exemplary performance, he noted that this achievement will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of Nigerian basketball stars and fuel the continued development of the sport in Nigeria.

Rivers Hoopers defeated APR 78-71 to clinch BAL Playoffs qualification over the weekend in Dakar, Senegal.