Senator Aduda promises lifeline to FCT basketball players
Senator Philip Aduda has pledged to support the basketball players of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja in their quest for stardom and better fortune in the game. Speaking at the Mark D’Ball Basketball Championship which just ending in Abuja, Aduda, one of the guests, said he would partner with the competition organizers to improve the player count of the FCT and the country in general. “There is the need to perpetuate this championship and to develop the game in the FCT. Sustainability is key to game development,” Aduda said. At the end of the competition, the Nigeria Customs Ladies won the tournament beating First Bank of Lagos 54-49. The Championships final drew a huge crowd, which was also entertained by some of the country’s A-list performers. The carnival-style championship included artists such as Tubaba Idibia, Daddy Showkey, MC Smart, Pastor Nicodemus and Chucks D General, among others. Speaking on the championship, the initiator, Igoche Mark, said the organizers, New Face of Basketball Movement, want to revamp domestic basketball in Nigeria. “We are working hard to ensure that the slam and dunk game does not remain tame again. “Now is the time for all credible stakeholders to join me in developing the national game. Very soon we will be gathering players for another top level basketball championship like the European Basketball League and the American NBA,” he said.