Impression Academy and Jewel Bulls Academy have gained promotion to Division One of the National Basketball League.

Both teams booked their places in the higher league after emerging winners of their conferences at the 2016 Division Two tournament.

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They will confront each other on Saturday for the Division Two League trophy.

Impression, an Asaba-based side won the Atlantic Conference of the league, picking 12 points, while the Gombe side garnered 11 points, with five wins and a defeat in the Savannah Conference.

Coach of Impression Ikenna Okpaluba hinged his side’s success to good sense of team work.

“I will say we came this far because we believe in team work. We had tough teams within our conference but God made us best among the bests.

Similarly, Kabiru Yakubu, of Jewel Bulls Academy, said: “the competition is helping the nation to fish out basketball talents that are hiding in various states of the nation.

“Without this type of competition, they cannot even be seen not to talk of utilising them for future competition.

“We thank the federation and various sponsors for making the league a reality, Yakubu said.