30 April 2008

NIGERIA : Customs pick first win on the road

Customs team defeated Tapgun Rockets of Jos 64-57 in a game played Tuesday night in the city of Jos, Plateau State.

The result means that the Customs are now 1-1 on the road having lost the Monday game to Niger Potters in Minna.
They are on their Road Trip games through the Savannah Conference.
“It was a good game and officiating good this time. It was quite an open challenge but we got it alright,” Abba Mohammed, the assistant coach of the Customs told FIBA online from the highland city.
Experts expected the Customs to take the match against Tapgun made of mainly students of higher institutions around the city.
The Tapgun boys have campaigned consistently in the system for about the past eight years but they have never measured up to being a championship side.
The real test for the Customs in the mountain and rocks city will be the second match in that hall on Wednesday against the Plateau Peaks.
Tapgun Rockets used to serve as one of the feeder sides to the Peaks before they matured into the Premier League system.
From Jos Customs further up north of Nigeria playing Bauchi Nets on Thursday, Yelwa Hawks the following day in the same sports hall of Bauchi.
The trip ends by the weekend in Kano with matches against Kano Pillars and AHIP Giants.

By Pius Ayinor

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