Big Teams in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo Set to Battle for N4m in Crown Elite Basketball Championship

Big Teams in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo Set to Battle for N4m in Crown Elite Basketball Championship

Nomso Obiajuru
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM

From August 21st to 27th, the most decorated female teams from Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo will go head to head for the title of Crown Elite Women Basketball Championship and a chance to win over N4 million in cash prizes and awards.

This year’s event will feature six (6) Nigerian female basketball clubs and two (2) international female clubs in a highly engaging and fan-centric contest.

past winners at Crown Elite Basketball Championship
Nigeria, Ghana, Togo Set to Battle for N4m in Crown Elite Basketball Championship
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Participating teams will include First Bank Basketball Club Lagos state, MFM Basketball Club Lagos state, Nigerian Customs Womens' Basketball Team Abuja, Bayelsa Strong Women's Basketball Team, Blackgold Basketball Club Abia state, and Kada Angels Kaduna state.

They will be joined by The Reformers Basketball Club of Ghana and Togo’s Etoile Filante Basketball Club.

The event will also feature a high-power combo of top male teams in exhibition games throughout the week, as well as a Celebrity All-Star Game. Participating teams will include Ebun Comets of Lagos, Lagos Legend Basketball Club, University of Lagos Basketball team, and MoHeat Basketball Club, Abuja.

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The seven-day competition will showcase the best and brightest basketball talents on the national and international stage.

This summer’s Crown Elite Basketball Championship will also provide thrilling opportunities for fans to get into the game. Lucky spectators will have the chance to walk away with cash in hand from the dunk and shooting contests. Additionally, the family-friendly environment will include cheerleaders, live entertainment, food, and drinks.

Following their immensely successful 2021 and early 2022 tournaments, Crown Elite is poised to become Nigeria’s largest and most anticipated basketball competition. In line with Crown Elite’s goal of maximizing the potential of talented youth athletes and professional players, this year’s event will be complemented with a three-day Women's Empowerment Expo, presented in conjunction with Ayo Charity Foundation.

Lagos Islanders set up clash with Hoopers at Crown Elite Basketball last championship

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the city of Lagos was agog with activities at the last edition of Crown Elite Basketball Championship which had reached its penultimate day as Lagos Islanders square up against Rivers Hooper’s Basketball Club.

Lagos Islanders were not impressive in their opening game having lost 41-53 to Ebun Comets, but they produced impressive back-to-back wins defeating Unilag 60-55 and then Kwara Falcons 52-48.

Head coach of Islanders Oluseyi Ayodele thanked the organisers for dipping their hands in their pocket in sustaining the basketball team.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has banned Nigeria from all international basketball competitions for two years with immediate effect due to an unending crisis that has plagued the development of Basketball in the country.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development made this known in a briefing with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, May 12.

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