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DSTV Basketball League: Rivers Hoopers confident of reaching play-offs

Rivers Hoopers head coach, Ogoh Odaudu is confident his team will make the playoffs at the end of the 2015/2016 DSTV Basketball league season.

 The Port Harcourt side have only succeeded in winning 3 out of their 6 games played – one win each out of the two games played against Nigeria Customs in Lagos, Delta Force in Port Harcourt and most recently against Oluyole Warriors in Ibadan.

Regardless of their seeming inconsistency, the Benue born coach believes his side will find their way to the play offs especially because of the depleted nature of their group.

 “It doesn’t affect us in anyway, in this league, we have the conference six (6) play offs and then the final eight (8) play offs. As it is right now, we will be in the conference six (6) because they are only five (5) of us here and judging from the team we have played so far, I think we will fumble and wumble our way into the final eight (8) play offs,” Odaudu envisaged.

It will be recalled that Lagos Islanders, Union Bank and Dodan Warriors were expelled from the Atlantic conference following their participation in the Africa Basketball League.

Hoopers will next host unbeaten Kwara Falcons in Port Harcourt this weekend and Odaudu is confident his team can end their unbeaten run.

 “Though it’s just four games they have played in their hall with just one game played away. Yes of course you are bound to be scared, but I have a team that I can proudly beat my chest for.
These guys are not going to chicken out at any point. Even if it’s an unbeaten record, it’s going to be good breaking that their unbeaten record and handing them their first defeat.” Odaudu assured.

Rivers Hoopers will play against Kwara Falcons on Friday and Saturday at the basketball court on 59, Niger street by Lagos Bus stop, Port Harcourt.