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Owerri Basketball Classic: More teams indicate interest as organisers call on Imolites to partake

The second edition of the Owerri Basketball Classic will dunk off tomorrow at the Dan Anyiam Stadium Basketball Court.

The highly anticipated annual basketball fiesta is gathering momentum as teams and spectator’s across the country have started arriving the state capital Owerri to watch the historical event.

Teams drawn from the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones, will feature top stars of the game in the country and a foreign professional from Cameroon.

The partnership of corporate individuals led by the CEO of Orange Room Owerri and the sponsorship of the Most Valuable Player by Ikenga Johjuld Okere, will among others highlights and arouse the participation of other cooperate organizations in the next edition.

Information made available to Wakawaka Sports Extra by the Media Coordinator of the competition, Kennedy Onwunali, said the South-East teams will have the likes of Joyce Ekworomadu – Team Ekworomadu (Umuahia, Abia) USA, Ndidi Madu – Team Madu (Isuikwuato, Abia) USA, Adaora Elonu – Team Elonu (Okpatu, Enugu) USA, Chukwudi Maduabum – Team Chu (Utuh, Anambra) USA, Ike Diogu – Team Somtochukwu (Isiala Mbano, Imo) USA, Kelechi Anuna – Team Kelechi Anuna (Mbieri, Imo) USA, Stan Okoye – Team Okoye (Anuta, Anambra) USA, Ekene Ibekwe/Ifunanya Ibekwe – Team Ibekwe (Orlu, Imo ) USA, Obi Emegano -Team Emegano (Owerri ) USA, ⁨Legendary Francis Uzor⁩ Team Orange Room (Owerri), Orange Room Friend, Kelechi Anosike – Team kulupan Anosike Wisdom, (Isiala Mbano) Goldwise Team – Ike Iwe (Mbaise) USA, Fidelis Omeaku (RevFICO) (URUALLA, IMO) USA. Team RevFICO

The South-South Zone will feature teams from Rivers State, Cross-River State, Akwa Ibom State, Delta State, Bayelsa State and Edo State.

Meanwhile, organisers have called on residents of Imo State to utilise this opportunity by partaking in the epoch making event, saying that it will bring the state to limelight in the basketball scene.

With states producing players for the teams of the Baskball greats a breakdown of the participant is as follows;

1:IMO STATE 30 PLAYERS, 25 BOYS, 5 GIRLS .

2: ABIA STATE 10 PLAYERS, 9 BOYS, 1GIRL.

3: ENUGU STATE 15 PLAYERS, 9 BOYS 6 GIRLS.

4: ANAMBRA STATE 10 PLAYERS 8 BOYS 2 GIRLS.

5: EBONYI STATE 8 PLAYERS, 7 BOYS 1 GIRL.

6: Rivers State 15 PLAYERS, 10 BOYS 5 GIRLS.

7: DELTA STATE, 12 PLAYERS, 8 BOYS 4 GIRLS.

8: AKWA IBOM STATE, 10 PLAYERS
CROSS RIVER, 8 PLAYERS 6BOYS 2 GIRLS.

9: EDO 10 PLAYERS, 8 BOYS 2 GIRLS.
BAYELSA, 10 PLAYERS, 8 BOYS AND 2 GIRLS.

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