The stage is set for the forthcoming 5th edition of the Victor Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball Championship as preparations are in top gear to make it a grand championship.
The President of Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria Bukola Olopade had commended the sponsor, Victor Ochei; for his continued sponsorship, disclosed that countries like -Cameroon, Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo among others have signified interest in participating at the championship holding between October 3-8th in Lagos.
Olopade, who also doubles as the vice president of the association for West and East Africa commended Mr Frank Momoh of Fort Group for his support to the association and the game of wheelchair basketball in the country.
According to Olopade, a former commissioner for Youth and Sports in Ogun State, he was happy that the sponsorship of the championship by Ochei, which is in the fifth year had helped in the development of wheelchair basketball in the country and had also brought the name of the country to the international level as far as the game was concerned.
Olopade said, “the board will like to express its appreciation to Sir Victor Ochei for his continue sponsorship of the championship after leaving office as the Speaker, Delta State house of Assembly, which showed that his love for the game goes beyond spending government money for sponsorship.”
He however, assured that this year’s edition would as in the previous edition be well organised and be hitch free.