17 April 2015
NIGERIA : Union Bank Tackles Oluyole Warriors
They have conceded two home defeats in a stretch at the 2014/2015 DSTV Men's Basketball Premier League, but Union Bank Basketball team say their losing streak would end this weekend.
In fact, the Surulere boys have vowed to vent their anger on Oluyole Warriors of Ibadan in their Week Three encounter, which holds today at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.
Not accepting excuses for failure, Union Bank's General Manager, Babatunde Popoola, who is also the Secretary General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, said the Stallions' poor runs in the league was unacceptable to the management as they have never had it so rough.
He added that the team must up their game to avoid another home defeat and remain in contention for the top four.
Union Bank got their first home defeat in the hands of the Nigerian Customs in their league opener, being humiliated by Lagos islanders.
Popoola blamed his team's unimpressive performance so far on the absence of the head coach, Ayinla Johnson, who was on a national assignment with the National team, the D'Tigers.
While insisting that the technical crew had no choice than to take the team to the top, especially with the return of the head coach, Popoola pleaded with their supporters to continue to bank on them, saying the Oluyole Warriors will have no place to hide tomorrow.
Aside the Union Bank versus Oluyole Warriors Atlantic Conference encounter, Delta Force will be home to the Lagos Islanders in Asaba, while Police Batons will engage the Nigeria Customs in an all Lagos affair. The other game will see current Atlantic Conference leaders, Dodan Warriors, hosting Kwara Falcons.
In the Savannah Conference, FCT Rocks will take on Kano Pillars, while Gombe Bulls will be home to Plateau Peaks, just as Bauchi Nets will engage Kada Stars, with Mark Mentors hosting Nigeria Immigration.