Louis Edem Invitational Basketball to witness epic clash

Louis Edem Invitational Basketball to feature epic battle between elite teams

Elite teams will compete for honours in the inaugural Louis Edem Invitational Basketball Championship in February 2023.

With the addition of Gidi Giants and Spindex, the competition, which was originally scheduled to feature eight Nigerian Premier League teams, will now feature ten teams. The competition will still take place at the national stadium in Lagos from February 6–11, 2023.

The top teams in the competition, which also includes Ebun Comets, Lagos Legends, Police Baton, Raptors, Hot Coal, and Ogun Warlords, are the Nigerian league champions and Basketball Africa League representatives Kwara Falcons and former champions Rivers Hoopers. The winner will receive 2 million naira, and the runner-up will receive 1 million naira.

Tournament organiser Louis Edem Ekpeyong disclosed he has been swamped with interest from top local & international teams since the tournament was announced in December hence the need to increase the number of participating teams from 8 to 10 teams.

” Since we made the announcement almost every top team in the country has signified interest. The enthusiasm to compete at my Dad’s memorial tournament has been overwhelming and It’s been really tough to decide.”

” However, after talking to my team we decide to extend the team entries to accommodate 10 teams and give all teams a minimum of 4 games in the preliminaries and we head straight to the semi-finals”.

The Two-time Nigerian basketball league most valuable player and former D’Tiger, who played for Kada Stars, Jigawa Rocks, Yelwa Hawks Bauchi, Union Bank basketball club, Kano Pillars, Bahrainian club Al Ittiad and Yarmook Club in Kuwait is hosting the championship in honour of his father who passed during the COVID pandemic in 2020.