President Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Igoche Mark says Kwara Falcons distinguished themselves at the ongoing Round1 Gro up C of the Mark D’ ball Basketball Championship holding at package B National Stadium Abuja
“We thought they were not going to honour Championships we think of walk over but the FCT team are very young and they really surprised us with their performance.
“my goal and target for Basketball in Nigeria is to develop this game from the grassroot, and this, I am committed to do.The joy in my heart knows no bound whenever I see raw talents expressing themselves in the court.
“When I started Mark Mentors, it was replica of Gboko Heat, because they were perfect example for serious minds to emulate. Let me use the opportunity to thank Mr Philip Akiga, who I learnt a lot from in the past. I also want to thank him for his advisory role he has been playing towards developing this game, and I wish other elderly stakeholders can take after him by playing advisory role, rather than this tussle for leadership positions,”
He was emphatic when he said that Nigeria’s foreign based players – male and female, were not from the blues.
“Our foreign based players in the D’Tigers and D’Tigress were all products of grassroots development.
“We cannot ignore grassroots basketball development. From the talents discovered in this Mark D Ball Championship
many would further their career in the NBA. Grassroots development is key in my planning”,added.