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Army hails winning basketball team

23 November 2015, 18:49

Abuja - The Nigerian Army Basketball Team (NIGARM Rockets) has maintained the winning streak by teams from the uniformed forces.

The team gained promotion to the National Division One this past weekend.

The team emerged runners up in the National Basketball League Division two.

The team however lost the final match to All Stars Basketball team in an entertaining match at the NBBF Indoor  Sports Hall at the National Stadium in Abuja.

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The Championship which commenced on November 15 featured 12 teams vying for honours.

“With this feat, the NIGARM Rockets has earned promotion to National Division One," Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said.

"It will be recalled that Nigerian Army sportsmen and women have been excelling in various sporting events and competitions; winning laurels locally and internationally."

The athletes, Usman said, had especially won in wrestling, taekwondo, boxing, judo, athletics and basketball,  among others. - 

- CAJ News

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