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Governorship Candidate Promises To Boost Mark d’ Ball Basketball Competition



Mr Terhemen Tarzoor, Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) governorship candidate in
Benue, has assured the organisers of Mark
d’ Ball Basketball competition that football
match would be part of the event in 2015.
He stated this on Sunday in Otukpo at the
ongoing Mark d’ Ball basketball competition.
He promised that if he won the governorship
election, his government would make the
tournament more competitive with the
inclusion of football match.
“We will ensure that government will throw
its weight on Mark d’ Ball as a tournament
to ensure it is enlarged from only basketball
to include football,’’ Tarzoor said.
He said that the Mark d’ Ball should be
supported in its entirety since it represented
the symbol of the Senate President David
Tarzoor noted that any support for Mark d’
Ball was not wasted as the competition had
been used to discover talents that
represented the country at international
basketball competitions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
that 19 basketball teams from across the
country, comprising 11 male and eight
female teams are participating in the 2014
Mark d’ Ball competition.
The male category has six teams from
Otukpo, which include Experience, St.
Marks, Bethlehem, Apa Flames, Blazers and
Others are T. Joba Talent from Uyo, Zuba
S.S from Suleja, Full Force from Abuja,
Orkland of Okene and Benue Braves of
The female category has Apa Queens and
Purple Mat from Otukpo; Sweeties from
Markurdi, Angels of Abuja, Rockers of
Plateau and One Wing from Kaduna.
Lagos teams, Baby Seals and Pearls are
also participating in the competition which
started on December 26 and expected to
end on December 31. (NAN)

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