Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Chief Sunday Dare has launched Ogbomoso Rockets Basketball Team with the aim to play in the Professional Basketball League.
The Sports Minister launched his personal Basketball outfit at the commissioning of the newly renovated Basketball Court in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomosho on Saturday.
The newly renovated Basketball court located at LAUTECH Sports Complex was financed by the Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland, Chief Sunday Dare, having been in a dilapidated state for a few years now.
In his words, “The renovation of LAUTECH basketball court for and launching of Ogbomosho Rockets Basketball team is one of my ways of giving back to my community and I am very happy to get it done.
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“I am proud of my homeland and will continue to do everything within my capacity to ensure development at all levels in Oyo State. More still coming”, Chief Sunday Dare concluded.
With the commissioning of this Basketball Court, one will be certain that talents will be discovered in Ogbomosoland, having establish Ogbomosho Rockets, LAUTECH Thunders and others.
The Honourable Minister promised a basketball clinic, where Former NBA player Olumide Oyedeji will oversee competitions here in Ogbomoso. Activities will come up with 6 Basketball Teams having a tournament here in Ogbomosho by February 2023.
The Honourable Minister donated a set of jerseys and basketballs to the LAUTECH Basketball team known as LAUTECH Thunders.
According to Sunday Dare, Ogbomosho Rockets will have their training at the already established Ogbomosho Sports Arena adding that he has committed himself to Sports development in Ogbomoso, Oyo State and Nigeria at large.
The Sports Minister led Ogbomosho Rockets to their first win over LAUTECH Thunders 45 to 35 points at the newly constructed basketball court on Saturday.