4 teams from the South West and North Central zones have punched their tickets to the Conference phase of the Total/NBBF Division 2 league.
After 5 days of intense basketball action amongst 7 teams that made it to the zonal finals in the South West, Ondo Kings from Akure and Young Royals of Abeokuta qualified to represent the zone in the Atlantic Division.
Despite losing the final game to Young Royal of Abeokuta by 29 points to 42, getting to the final was all that was needed for Ondo Kings to confirm it’s first ever status in the conference final.
From the North Central, Golden Touch of Nasarawa booked their ticket in golden fashion to confirm a place in the Savannah conference of the Total/NBBF Division 2.
Nigerian Prisons of Niger bounced back from their matchday one defeat in style as they took no prisoner to also qualify from Markurdi center.
Action will shift to the South-South (Calabar) and South East (Umuahia) zones between the 17th and 23rd of August where 4 teams are also expected to emerge.
The Total/NBBF Division 2 League coordinator, Andrew Isokpehi expressed satisfaction with the impressive turnout of teams which culminated in a keenly contested championship.
“To have 10 out of 14 teams that qualified from the North Central and 7 teams from the 12 expected in the South West is a good development for the league.”
“The turnout has been impressive while the standard of play for me is decent at this level.”
The retired coach said he is eager to see what teams in the South-South and South-East zones will offer with action starting on Friday.