29 April 2006

NIGERIA: Vmobile Basketball League week four

Action resume this evening as the Nigeria Vmobile Premier Basketball League enters week-four across the Atlantic and Savannah conferences of the league proudly sponsored by telecommunication giant, Vmobile Nigeria.

Today at the sports hall of the Lagos National Stadium, Surulere, former champion, Lagos Islanders basketball club will attempt to redeem the temporary setback it suffered when it host to city rival, Nigeria Customs Service basketball club.

Islanders whose ambition of making the Atlantic conference final-4 playoffs billed for Port Harcourt, Rivers State suffered huge setback last weekend when it went down to rampaging Dodan Warriors basketball club losing by 28 points margin of 91-63 points will do all within its arsenal to further compound the woes of the borders boys as the Customs team is known who are yet to record a win in the four week old league.

Also today in the Savannah conference, AHIP Giant basketball club will engage Pillars of Kano in a local derby at the sports hall of Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofa Mata, Kano.
The AHIP Giant team is campaigning in the Nigeria big league for the first time cannot be said to be enjoying the best of time as it has been unable to find its footing among the big boys.
And on Saturday 2005 Vmobile/NBBF challenge winner Union Bank basketball club will take on 2003 league champion, Ebun Comets basketball club of Lagos in an action packed encounter that promises to give fans value for their money and time.
Both side have won two matches and lost one each in the race to make the final-4 playoffs, more so, pride is at stake as Union Bank enjoyed the upper hand in both sides previous meeting winning two out the both side three meeting last year.

In the Savannah conference Yelwa Hawks basketball club will be at home to Tapgun Rockets basketball club of Jos at the sports hall of the Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
The week-four pairing will end on Sunday with Atlantic conference table toper, Dodan Warriors basketball club of Lagos trip to Asaba, the den of Delta Force basketball club to attempt the impossible.
Warriors’ coordinator, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd), says "the team is embarking on a mission Asaba and that is to keep its unbeaten run intact".

From the Savannah conference comes an epic battle between two old warhorse and rival, Plateau Peaks basketball club of Jos staking its pride against visiting Niger Potters basketball club of Minna.

Week-three Results

Atlantic Conference

Dodan Warriors 91-63 Islanders
Union Bank 83-66 Customs
Ebun Comets 73-62 Delta Force

Saannah Conference

Plateau Peaks 76-67 Tapgun Rockets
Yelwa Hawks 84-79 AHIP Giant
Niger Potters 58-57 Kano Pillars

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