Igoche Mark

By Andrew Abah, Abuja

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Mark Igoche has commended the outstanding feat achieved by Team Nigeria in the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The Basketball administrator salutes the tenacity and doggedness displayed by the athletes, while commending the coaches for their technical know how that led Nigeria to finish strong.

Mark in a statement issued in Abuja commended officials of the sports ministry led by the dynamic Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare and also, the Engr Habul Gumel led Nigeria Olympic Committe (NOC) for their leadership expertise displayed before and during the Queen’s Game.

“As a sports lover, let me commend the athletes who represented Nigeria at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

“I salute the tenacity and doggedness of the athletes, and not also forgetting the coaches, whose technical knowledge made Nigeria finish strong.

“The leadership expertise of the Sports Ministry led by the Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare, and also not forgetting the Nigeria Olympic Committee led by Engr Habul Gumel”, his statement reads in part.

Mark also urged all Sports administrators in the country to set as priority, grassroots development, which according to him, remains the panacea to end the dearth of talents in Nigeria.