22nd September, 2010
Royal Hoopers Basketball Club of Port Harcourt will this evening continue their quest forÂ the 2009/2010 DSTV Premier League Crown against a semi-final clash with Union BankÂ Basketball Club.
The match billed for 4:00p.m. local time will see the hosts battling for a place in theÂ finals against the Stallion Boys at the Civic Centre, Port Harcourt.Â A victory forÂ either side willÂ secure them a ticket in the continental championship next season.
The defending champions, Kano Pillars will confront Dodan Warriors of Lagos in the otherÂ semi-finals. While Pillars are the team to beat, Warriors have vowed to fight for victoryÂ despite playing with a depleted side. P.M.Sports gathered that three of Warriorsâ€™ starsÂ travelledÂ to the United States in search of greener pastures.
Speaking after his side’s 80-53 points victory over Warriors last night, Team Manager ofÂ Royal Hoopers, Ifie Ozaka, stated that their ultimate target is to win the league.
Team Manager of Union Bank, Rotimi Savage said the fans will see the best of his teamÂ today, boasting that they will come out determined against the hosts to secure a finalÂ berth and a continental ticket.
â€”WaleÂ Joseph,Â Â P/H