Kayode Ajibade says the quality of players in the Oyo State basketball team put the team in a better position to win the 2023 BetKing 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball National Championship on Saturday….
Oyo state came back from two points to defeat Abuja by four to two points at the outdoor court of Alake Sports Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Friday.
Ajibade who doubles as the captain of Oyo Basketball team said qualifying for the final of the 2023 Wheelchair Basketball National Championship was not an easy task.
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He told www.aclsports.com that Oyo state stands a better chance of lifting the trophy when they meet with Lagos state on the court.
Ajibade said, “It is not easy to be in the final because most of the participants are national team players and we all have experience. A large percentage of the players here have gone to International Championships; it is not an easy task.
“Despite being two points down, we were determined to fight for every point. In wheelchair basketball, you can lead in the first quarter of the game; the tides can change for the winning team in the last minutes.
“I have a strong feeling that Oyo will overcome Lagos State but do not forget that they are also national team players.”
Meanwhile, Rilwan Abubakir of Team Lagos said his side will creat an upset against Oyo state.
He said, “I feel elated to scale through to the finals of the Wheelchair Basketball Championship. I and my teammates believe in ourselves and that we can win the championship”.
Oyo State battles Lagos State in the men’s final of the 2023 BetKing 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball National Championship by 2pm at the Alake Sports Centre in Abeokuta on Saturday.