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Mark D' Ball Invasion 2016 - The Unveiling

Written By Idoma Television on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 11:05:00 PM

Mark Sports Foundation (MSF), promoters of the annual Mark‘d’Ball tournament, have kick started activities towards the successful hosting of this year’s event.

This annual event which often features male and female basketball teams drawn from Benue, Nigeria and other West African countries also incorporates a Kiddies coaching clinic that draws hundreds of young children to the event to learn the rudiments of the game.

Executive Director, Mark Sports Foundation and Initiator Of Mark D BAll, Igoche Mark in a chat with media men in Abuja, revealed that this year's edition will be bigger and better than previous editions. The young sportprenueur hinted that music and comedy as usual will not be left out of the 2016 edition either as the week long tournament will feature the very best A list artistes, actors, actresses, comedians and celebrities thrilling fans nonstop.

IG Mark revealed that this year’s edition will feature a visiting US college basketball team to be unveiled at the venue of the event while 1,000 kids are expected for the coaching clinic of the event, from which selected talents will be given scholarships up to university level.

Top International basketballers expected at  the 2016 event include Ejike Ugboaja, Osita Nwachukwu, Sam Oguche, John Allagh, Tunji Owojobi, Audu Mark, Stanley Gumot, Ogoh Odaudu and many others. Teams that will participate in this year's event include the male defending Champions, Blame It On Experience as well as ASPAC of Cotonou, Benue Braves, Apa Flames, Veterans of Abuja etc. The female teams include the Sweeties of Makurdi, Pearls Of Lagos, Apa Queens, First Deepwaters of Lagos, FCT Angels just to mention but a few.

Artistes expected at this year’s event, to be anchored by DJ TTB of MTV Base  include 2Face, Ice Prince, MI, Rekaado Banks, Solid Star, YCee, Natasha Real, Addiction, Dan Hausawa, Terry Da RapMan, Pepenazi, Koker, Orezi, Rayce, Terry G, African China, Adokiya and Chris Morgan and many more. Comedians that will grace this event include Akpororo, KennyBlaq, Aboki for Christ, Ambassador Wahala, Laughing Gas, MC Miracle and Comedian Adviser and many others.

The Media Coordinator of this event, Comrade James Oche also hinted that a community social responsibility event has been earmarked to go side by side with this tournament as the wife of the initiator, will be visiting a chosen orphanage to celebrate the festivities w  ith the kids and underprivileged children.

The coordinator also enjoined the Benue faithful not to miss out as this year’s event promises to be an even more star studded event and serene family relaxation rendezvous.

Please visit www.markdball.org for your news bits and titbits about the tournament. There will live streaming of activities on the website for this year’s Mark ‘d’ ball fiesta for our friends and followers living in the Diaspora and in other far flung locations round the country.

Share and invite friends and family to visit www.markdball.org.

Comrade Oche James
Media Cordinator, Mark D''Ball
13th November, 2016

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