The founder of Mark ‘D’ Basketball Championship, Igoche Mark has assured that the much anticipated tournament is set to return in Abuja soon with a bang.
Mark said this during the 2023 Sam Oguche/Bullet Energy Drink Invitational tournament’s final at the Mo Arena in Abuja on Friday.
He explained that the Mark ‘D’ Ball Basketball Championship, which had helped to resurrect the moribund domestic basketball in the country, took a short break due to some circumstances beyond the control of the organisers.
He promised that the next edition of the basketball tournament would be the best ever, adding that plans were ongoing to ensure that it surpassed the previous tournaments.
The plans, he said, included improving the quality of the tournament, the venue, welfare of players, coaches and officials, number of participating teams as well as the competition’s prize money.
“Let me use this medium to inform all stakeholders that the next edition of Mark ‘D’ Ball Basketball Championship will become a reference point in Africa.
“We are currently working on using a new basketball arena for the championship, which was one of the reasons for the break.
“But by the grace God, we are excited that we have one now as the Mo Arena just opened.
“So, we are in discussion with the owner as we intend to use this magnificent facility for our next tournament,” he said.