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Porcupines invitational (basketball) tourney draws nearer

Jan 27, 2010, 3:26 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

As the period slated for the impending 2010 Kombos Invitational Men's Club tournament to kick-off from 5th -15th February draws nearer, the organising committee of Porcupines (Basketball) Sporting Club is gradually removing obstacles that may impede the successful planning and organisation of this wonderful event.

"It is a basketball fiesta with 6 Gambian clubs from which an all stars team shall be selected to face a Senegalese side during the tournament's closing ceremony."

This is a reminder that the said event is our club?s preliminary contribution towards the activities, marking The Gambia's Independence Day anniversary celebration.

In preparation towards this forthcoming basketball showdown, members of Porcupines Sporting Club, both players and officials have combined efforts to start clearing weeds and litters around the venue of the competition, at the Independence stadium in Bakau.

The first cleansing exercise was done on Sunday 23rd January as part of Porcupines plan to give a new look to the interior parts of the Stadium Basketball Court by painting the walls and parts of spectators stands.

This anticipated facelift, according to the Chairman of Porcupines Sporting Basketball Club, Ben E.K Hooper, shall also include the coating of the (ground) playing area of the court and the current wooden shooting backboards replacements with fibre glass types.

Meanwhile, the club's efforts to reach appreciable high level performances are on the increase as it drew 35-35 points in its last trial match against counterparts Sport House of Serrekunda West, at the Independence Stadium on Thursday 14th January. The return match Pointsport was told is scheduled to take place at the Independence Stadium on Friday, geared towards preparing the team ahead of the highly-anticipated basketball tournament.

The management of the club under the inspirational leadership of Ben Hooper wishes to reiterate its appeal for assistance and patronage to all and sundry.