By Johnny Edward:
Newly appointed Rivers Hoopers captain, Ngowari Bobmanuel has pledged his commitment towards leading the team to success this season after he was appointed the new skipper of the team.
Bobmanuel succeeded Ikashi Ochoma, the long-serving captain who retired from active basketball this week.
The center forward whose first task will be to lead out the team in Friday's league opener against Nigeria Customs in Lagos says he is fully prepared for the task.
"Basically, leadership is about moving the team forward. We just came back from division one so hopefully we can make astatement this season. I want to tell our fans back in Rivers State that you won't be disappointed." Bobmanuel said ahead of his side's opener for the 2015/2016 DSTV Basketball League season.
On his target with the team,Bobmanuel predicts a great season but advises on a cautious approach from his team-mates.
"Rivers Hoopers is a good team and ready to achieve their aim this season. We have to take everything one step at a time and not aim too high or too ambitious. We begin to win 1, 2 games and then to the play-offs, then we see if we can win the league." he added.