Rivers Hoopers Face Coal City In Nigeria Premier Basketball League Opener

Three-time league champions, Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club will begin their quest to represent Nigeria for a second time at the Basketball Africa League, with a game against Enugu side, Coal City in Akure.

While action commences on Wednesday, the KingsMen will have to wait until Thursday before they step on the court against their opponents from Enugu.

The KingsMen will play Police Baton on game day three, they will then face off against Lagos Raptors. Games against Camac and Lagos Islanders will follow in their fourth and fifth games respectively.

Rivers Hoopers complete their regular season fixtures with ties against Invaders, Atlantic Conference rivals Kwara Falcons and hosts – Ondo Raiders. This phase will span for eight days from 8-16 September.

With nine teams competing in the Atlantic conference, four will qualify for the final 8 which will hold from 26 September – 2 October 2021.

The champions will represent Nigeria at the second edition of the Basketball Africa League.