Wheelchair Basketball: Asaba to host Atlantic Conference League April 30th


As the anticipation builds up for the upcoming Betking Wheelchair Basketball Athletic Conference Finals, scheduled to take place from April 30th to May 4th, 2024, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State, wheelchair basketball enthusiasts across Nigeria are gearing up for an action-packed tournament.


The Atlantic Conference teams, including Delta State, Oyo State, Imo State, Lagos State, and Ogun State, are all set to battle it out on the court for the coveted championship title.


With months of preparation and rigorous training, the athletes are ready to showcase their skills, determination, and sportsmanship in what promises to be an exciting and competitive event.


Seyi Johnson, the President of the Nigeria Wheelchair Basketball Federation, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming tournament, emphasising the importance of providing opportunities for athletes with disabilities to participate in high-level sporting competitions.


Johnson highlighted the significance of promoting wheelchair basketball in Nigeria and creating a platform for these exceptional athletes to shine.


He said, “The Atlantic Conference is going to be one of the toughest wheelchair basketball leagues because the best teams in the country will be storming Asaba for the encounter.


“Wheelchair Basketball is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in Nigeria and every special athlete wants to play the game. The target of the Federation is to play at the highest level which is the World Championship and I believe it is going to become a reality.


“I am appealing to sports philanthropists in the various states to support their teams in participating at the league in order to have a successful Atlantic Conference”.


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