The second edition of the Wessie South East basketball championship tipped off on Friday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium Owerri
Teams from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo and Rivers state are participating.
The coordinator of the Southeast Nigeria basketball Federation, Osita Nwachukwu who is in charge of the competition, said the aim is to harness raw talents for the world to see.
Osita the current D’Tiger’s team Manager said that there will be more home base players in the D’Tigers ahead of the Championship in Tunisia next month and hopes to achieve same feat like the D’Tigress in the just concluded Afro basketball Championship in Mali.
For her partner Funke Iniobasi Adeniji, the founder Westside Women’s Elite Sports Empowerment Women’s Initiative said that their vision is to use of sports as an interventional tool to help young women be the best they can be.
The first game was between Imo and Anambra state in the Female category which the host team won 9-6.
Enugu 8-7 Delta
Abia 6-14 Bayelsa
Benue 20-0 Cross Rivers (walk over)
Edo 16-5 Ebonyi
Rivers 0-20 Anambra(walk over)
Imo 4-12 Bayelsa
Benue 0-22 Delta
Imo 32-4 Anambra
Ebonyi 25-27 Enugu
Imo 20-14 Abia
Anambra 11-27 Enugu