Kwara Falcons prey on Customs to seal BAL ticket


Kwara Falcons dotted their name to history books when they became the second team to qualify for the Basketball Africa League following their victory over Nigeria Customs in a game that ended 78 – 53 at the Indoor Sport Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere.

Coach Baba Side led from start to finish, gaining all territory against a Customs side that had earlier outscored them during the Conference Games.

Six Falcons players contributed double digits, all led by Victor Eze 17points, 5 rebounds followed by Toalni Buhari 16points, 4 rebounds, 6 assist.

The four of J. Kareem, Victor Mohammed, Ezekiel Adeyanju and Samuel Dada poured 13, 12, 10 & 10 points respectively on the way to victory.

Falcons stretch a seven point lead at the first quarter to 13 at the break which was extended to 14 at the end of the third quarter before a 12 – 0 scoring run increases the lead to 25 at the end of the game.

Coach Baba Jubril expressed joy and delight after the game and commended his wards for achieving the extraordinary feat of making a landmark history by becoming the second Nigeria Club side to qualify for Basketball Africa League.

He appreciated the Kwara State government and the State Sports Commission for its unwavering committments, and assured on the team’s readiness to start preparations for the Africa League.


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