18 May 2008

NIGERIA : Pillars battle Union Bank in last road game

Visiting Kano Pillars basketball club will this afternoon take to the floor against Atlantic conference giant, Union Bank club of Lagos at the Sports Hall of the Lagos National Stadium.

The match, the last in the series for the Coach Sani Ahmed tutored Pillars sojourn to the Atlantic conference in search of points to shore up its chances of a better playoffs finishing.
The Savannah conference side looks up to the league committee of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF to grant its prayer by awarding it the maximum points in the stalemated first road game against Delta Force basketball club of Asaba went on to beat Islanders basketball club Tuesday has since kissed the canvas thrice losing to Ebun Comets, Customs and Dodan Warriors.
And in today’s game against a star-studded side as Union Bank, Ibrahim Yusuf and his co-travelers must be at their witty end to avoid scandalous defeat especially when the ego of the Stallion boy have been serious dealt with by Islanders and Ebun Comets in the Atlantic conference.

….Tapgun Rockets seek lifeline against AHIP

Tapgun Rockets basketball club of Jos will be at home to visiting AHIP Giant basketball club of Kano in a Savannah conference premier league pairing.
The Jos-based side has not been having it easy since the league started on April 5 in the conference and will be seeking a lifeline against the youthful AHIP side today.

….Net battles Hawks in local derby

It will be a battle of wit and whose side commands the loyalty of Bauchi fans as Bauchi Net engage Yelwa Hawks’ basketball club for the maximum points.
With not too impressive performance in the premier league so far, Yelwa Hawks looks forward to this game with keen interest as the search to re-launch itself back to reckoning heats-up.

….Islanders, Comets renew rivalry in City league

The rivalry between two of Nigeria best clubs, Islanders basketball club and Ebun Comets basketball club is brought to the fore as both sides engage one another in a Lagos City League game on Sunday.
Islanders who gained the upper hand, thanks to the buzzer shot taken by Islanders guard, Hilary Aigbokhaode in a premier league pairing will look forward to a repeat performance against a rejuvenated Comets side coached by veteran basketball tactician, Ayo Bakare.
Ogoh Odaudu tutored Islanders definitely know what is at stake not when his side tastes the bitter pill of defeat losing two matches in a row.
Coach Odaudu who is from Bakare coaching school of thought says there is no cause for alarm, he told our Correspondent that his wards knows the importance of Sunday match against Comets as they are not prepared to lose a third game.

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