Nigerian clubs are expected to use the Sam Oguche/Bullet Championship as a dress rehearsal for the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) 2022 Final-8 playoffs.
The Oguche/Bullet competition billed for November 1 to 6, 2022 will be staged at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere Lagos while November 6th has also been picked as the arrival date for teams in the competition.
Samuel Oguche, a former guard with the Lagos Islanders, said the choice of date and venue of the NBBF Playoffs was surely a blessing to the competition:
“Some of the teams in the NBBF playoffs are also listed for the Bullet Energy competition. And so we have a situation where the teams would train hard, play to win the cup and then move in straight to the continent ticket challenge. This is very good for both competitions,” Oguche said.
Nigeria Basketball league teams such as Ebun Comets, Rivers Hoopers and women side First Bank are some of the top clubs that will feature in the Sam Oguche Bullet Energy Basketball Championship.
Hoopers who represented Nigeria in the first edition of the African continental event, BAL are tipped as favourites for the Oguche trophy.
They are also in the draw for the NBBF Playoffs just as the Kwara Falcons are also listed for both the Bullet Championship and the federation’s playoffs.
There are quality prizes lined up for teams and individuals backed by a lot of entertainment and fun in the American style.
Bullet B’ball men’s teams
(1) Hot Coal Abuja
(2)Nile University Abuja
(3)Mo Heats Abuja
(4) Correctional Services Abuja
(5) Ebun Comets
(6) Legends Lagos
(7) Kwara Falcons
(8) Rivers Hoopers
(9) DYTO Lome, Togo
(10) Warlords Ogun
(11) Delta Force
(12) Grizzly Bear
(1) First Bank
(3) Air Warriors
(4) Impression Basketball Academy
(5) War Queens, Ogun
(6) Peace Basketball Academy