Days after Warriors Basketball Academy, Ilupeju, the U17 men’s team won the Diaspora Care Sports Foundation Basketball League, beating Lagos’ Rivers Angels in the final, the celebrations didn’t stop.
An exalted Col. Sam Ahmedu (Rtd), who is the owner and chairman of the Warriors basketball program in Nigeria, said: “We are proud of our young guns which made us proud by winning the U-17 championship as well. that, the coaches for doing a great job on the guys.
“The Warriors program will continue to prepare young male and female basketball players without fanfare. Our pedigree in grooming young players dates back to 1994 and is still ongoing.
”This program produced Charles Okwandu (NCAA National Champion with UCONN), Daniel Ochefu (NCAA National Champion with Villanova), Olumide Oyedeji (ex NBA), Akpan Nkereuwem, Bob Walter, Benson Egemonye, Sunday Akowe, Jeff Varem, Michael Eric (CSKA Moscow) Deji Egbeyemi, Dinma Odiakosa, Dele Coker, Uchenna Nsonwu, Fred Oguns, Lee Enobakhare, Akin Akingbala, who went on to have Stella NCAA and Pro careers, to name a few are an indicator . And this good work continues, albeit in silence.
Ahmedu then urged the coaches and officials involved in the program not to relax their commitment to providing young basketball fans with the foundation they need to excel on and off the basketball court.
While wishing everyone a Happy Christmas, he especially thanked coaches Peter Ahmedu, Dosu Mensah, Dele Akinwale, Carter, Ojah, Simon Akowe and other officials for their laudable efforts.