Kwara Falcons and Gombe Bulls Basketball Clubs have clinched promotion to the elite DSTV Premier Basketball League (PBL).
Both sides ensured they will be taking part in next year’s edition of Nigeria’s top flight league with successes in the just concluded National Division One playoffs which took place in Gombe.
Gombe Bulls claimed the Savannah conference ticket after defeating Dashon Mambas of Jos in a two-legged playoffs 78-66 and 82-69, while Kwara Falcons topped the four-team Atlantic Conference playoffs by winning Raptors Basketball Club of Lagos 66-64; cruising past Police Bombers of Lagos 80-52 and overcoming NAF Rockets Basketball Club of Lagos 68-66.
Gombe Bulls capped their impressive performance in 2013 by beating Kwara Falcons to emerge the national champions of the division one.
Bull’s guard Emmanuel David was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP). He dedicated the award to his teammates.