Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club own signed Ugandan Worldwide Robinson Odoch Opong as a alternative for the injured Festus Ezeli sooner than the Basketball Africa League in Kigali, Rwanda.
The inaugural BAL season used to be firstly scheduled to use off March 13 2020 nonetheless used to be postponed attributable to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The organizers own supplied this could now happen between Also can 16 and 30 on the Kigali Arena.
Ezeli who joined the Kingsmen final week performed the four-man switch scoop requirement for all teams taking fragment in the BAL, nonetheless a most up-to-date harm sustained by the 2015 NBA champion compelled the Hoopers to signal Opong.
Rivers Hoopers head coach Ogoh Odaudu further explained Ezeli’s recount.
“Festus Ezeli signed with us to play the Basketball Africa League nonetheless in a most up-to-date interplay along with his scientific team they confirmed that he picked up an harm at some stage in coaching which might maybe perhaps withhold him out for 4 weeks,” he talked about.
“He used to be captivating to play for us and I will expose you he’s extremely dissatisfied the stress in his leg will discontinue him from taking part in for Hoopers on the BAL.”
Robinson Odoch Opong, 31, has lawful continental taking part in expertise. He represented his country, Uganda on the 2017 Afrobasket Championship.
Opong has also played for Huesca, Saskatchewan Rattlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, and Mozambican side Ferroviario Beira on the 2019 Africa Basketball League.
The 6’3 guard joins Ben Uzoh, Chris Daniels, and Taren Sullivan, in the Rivers Hooper’s team getting arrangement to compete on the inaugural BAL season.