By Our Reporters
The quest to revive the already dead domestic basketball in Nigeria is the sole focus of Igoche Mark,the proprietor of Mark Mentors Basketball Club.
Mark made this known to newsmen on Saturday at the ongoing Sarkin Daji Foundation Basketball Tournament in Doma,Nasarawa state organised by Mo Foundation.
“Let me again categorically state,our resolve in the New Face of Basketball is to revive the already dead domestic basketball in Nigeria.
Our focus is to develop the game that was killed because of maladministration; and I commend Mohammed Shehu for kick starting the revival.”Mark stated.
In his response, the Founder Mo Foundation, Mohammed Shehu thanked Mark Igoche for bringing like minds who are determined to rescue basketball in Nigeria.
“I want to thank Mark Igoche for bringing people with same interest with the sole aim of rescuing basketball.
Basketball that has been functional before is now dead,but we are determined to rescue the game.Also,we cannot talk about this tournament without Mark who has been part of the basketball progress being witnessed today in Doma land.His Mark D Ball pattern is what I am replicating.”Shehu stated.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Sports,Nasarawa state, Hon.Lucky Isaac Targima said basketball is one of the game the state government is going to focus its attention on, as he asked citizens of the state to support the game.
Present at the tournament was the Paramount Leader of Doma, HRH Andoma of Doma, Alhaji Dr.Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo, as well as the Chairman Nasarawa State Basketball Association, Ahmed Tijani Sani.