The second season of annual Southeast Basketball Championship has been billed to hold in Owerri, Imo State, former Nigerian International Osita Nwachukwu announced in a press conference.
Twelve female teams are expected to feature at the championship; five from the Southeast – Imo, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi and Anambra states, and six from the South South – Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Crossriver, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta and Benue states.
In the male category, only teams from the Southeast (Imo, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi and Anambra states) will feature at the championship.
It will be recalled at Enugu hosted the maiden edition last year. This year, the goal, according to Nwachukwu, is to “develop basketball across southeastern states in Nigeria, so we will continue to stage it every year in different states.”
Osita, who captained Nigeria at the World University games in 1997, was a Professional Basketball player in Texas USA and is currently the Vice President of the Nigerian American Basketball Association in the United States of America (USA). He is also the Vice President of Youth Development for FIBA Zone 3 that comprises of nine countries, and is currently representing the Southeast Zone in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).