Mark D Ball: Curtains fall on women’s basketball championship as First Bank, Custons clash in final, male competition dunks off

Best of basketball, entertainment, funfair and other side attractions will come alive at the closing ceremony of Mark D Ball women’s Basketball Championship on Saturday.

During the last day the event, favorites Nigeria Customs Ladies and First Bank of Lagos, will contest the final of the 2022 edition.

The one week women’s basketball championship which featured 16 teams across the country has been hailed by key basketball stakeholders, as the best thing to have happened to the slam and dunk game in Nigeria following the dearth of domestic basketball.

The closing ceremony/opening ceremony for the men’s Mark D Ball version will see 2 Face, Goya Menor, Daddy Showkey, MC Smart, Pastor Nicodemus, Chucks D General and other artists performing live at the ceremony.

Initiator of the Mark D Ball, Igoche Mark, has promised basketball lovers of more domestic games, stating that the closing ceremony will be opening for the men’s championship that will run for three months.

“Like I said at the opening ceremony, that our aim (New Face of Basketball) is to see us play more games as the NBA do theirs. They play 82 games in a regular season but if we canot play 82 games, let’s play something close. I am happy to have brought smiles back to our domestic players and we are going to sustain this tempo. For the men’s championship, 24 teams have been selected to play and the draws will be done today (Saturday),” Mark stated.