Basketball: Premier League return delights players

Basketball players have revealed their excitement at the restart of the men’s basketball Premier League in Akure and Abuja in the Atlantic and Savannah conferences respectively.

The men’s league have largely been inactive for over two years due to political and legal battles among the big wigs in the Nigeria Basketball Federation after the 2017 election, which ushered in the Musa Ahmadu-Kida-led board.

The league resumed last Tuesday to the players delight.

“It’s been far too long. I’m very excited at the opportunity granted me and hope to make the most of it,” Rivers Hoopers forward Azubuike Ekuma told The OSBC

“It’s so captivating running again and meeting up with friends we haven’t seen in a while.”

Hoopers shooting guard, Benjamin Ikechukwu, said, “I am excited, at least basketball has begun, everyone is happy, although it’s not a long season as we would have wanted but it is better than none.”

Former Lagos Islanders coach, Lateef Erinfolami, said, “Although the period of the league is not as long as it should be, it is still a good thing that they are restarting it for the good of the players. We expect that the next edition will be better.”

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