29 April 2006

NIGERIA: Dodan Warriors Invade Asaba for Delta Force

Patrick Omorodion

High riding Dodan Warriors Basketball Club of Lagos still basking in the euphoria of their 91-63 demolition of Lagos Islanders will on Sunday at the Asaba Indoor Sports Hall engage Delta Force of Asaba in their last match for April in the Vmobile Basketball League.

Proprietor of the club, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd), said he is optimistic his boys will pull another win to maintain their winning streak but that they will not under-rate the Asaba boys who are yet to taste the sweetness of victory.

With the Warriors proving to be the revelation of the Vmobile league so far, Col. Ahmedu said last week at the National Stadium in Lagos that there is no magic to their feat order than "we had to off load the big names we had because we discovered that their presence would have slowed down our game".

He picked out players like Christopher Okoh and Anyebe as some of the big name players the Warriors dropped from their team for the current season, stressing that the young players they parade now "are not too skillful and they know that so they make up with their speed and defence".

Col. Ahmedu added that all the departments in the team have equal distribution of players unlike in the past when one was loaded with good players to the detriment of others.For Delta Force, they will not give in easily having lost all their games since the season began and Chairman of the Delta State Basketball Federation, Charles Arubi, has assured they won't allow that dampen their spirit as they host Dodan Warriors.

In Lagos today, Nigerian Customs who are yet to find their feet face Islanders who were battered last week by the Warriors and Scott Nnaji believes his wards will soon get into top gear now that he can concentrate after his absence for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. They could pick maximum points from the Toyin Sonoiki team that are shadows of their old self.

Defending champions Union Bank are home to Ebun Comets at the National Stadium Indoor Sports Hall and the Bankers coach Emmanuel Okolo says though he expects a tough challenge from Comets, his boys could triumph at the end.

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