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Basketball: Zenith Premier League Phase 3 Shifts to Asaba



After successfully hosting the Kwese Premier League All Star game in Kano at the weekend, the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF shifts action to Asaba, Delta State for the third Phase of the 13th Zenith Bank Premier League.

According to a press release from the media adviser to the NBBF, Patrick Omorodion, 12 teams from the 18 that participated in the first and second phases in Abuja and Kaduna respectively were expected to arrive in Asaba on Monday for the tournament which runs from Thursday to Tuesday next week.

While wishing the teams a safe trip to Asaba, the NBBF said that the tournament will be preceded by a technical meeting on Wednesday, stressing that “attendance at the technical meeting is essential for all teams as the seeding and groupings would be done at this meeting”.

Meanwhile the Savannah Conference All Star team packed by experienced players defeated their Atlantic Conference side composed mostly of young and skilful players 115-106.

In the Slam Dunk contest, Ibe Agu of Gombe Bulls beat the other contestants; Apara Akita of Bauchi Nets won the 3 points shoot-out while the Skills Challenge was won by Kevin Pam of Plateau Peaks. The MVP award went to Kano Pillars’ Abdul Yahaya.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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