NBBF: Officials blame failure on board

By Daily Sports on December 25, 2017

Views: 857

Babatunde Ogunade, Vice-President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), says the Tijani Umar-led group of the federation is responsible for the failure of the national league competitions to hold so far.

Ogunade speaking on Sunday in Abuja said this was because the national leagues have not been handed over to the current board by its immediate-past predecessor.

“NBBF is operating without any handing-over note from the previous board led by Tijani Umar as president. This is why the Men’s Division One and Division Two leagues have not been held,’’ he said.

The two league competitions usually hold between October and December of every year.

“Since the inauguration of the current NBBF board, led by Musa Kida, the immediate-past board has not handed over to us.

“This is in spite of FIBA’s recognition of our board as the main line of communication with the Nigerian basketball community.

 “We waited for the conclusion of preliminaries of the 2017 Men’s Premiership League said to be sponsored by Kwese Sports, but the previous board did not hand over.

“That led to the letter we wrote to all the clubs which qualified for the Conference Six that they should wait for our clarification before taking part in it.

“Only two clubs obeyed the instruction, while others went ahead. Another club which qualified for the Final Eight later complied with our directive.

“We had to move on in the interest of the game and prepared for international competitions, and this has brought us victory in every outing. “The only 2017 league that we gave our consent to its conclusion by the previous board was the Women Premiership League, sponsored by Zenith Bank,” Ogunade said. (NAN)

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 25, 2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Suarez thanks Barca for golden shoe

Rangers beat Lobi Stars to put life back...

Rangers, Heartland vow to lift States’ Federation Cup...

CHAN 2016: We are yet to receive a...

Nigeria can win Germany – Peterside

Defoe not for sale – Moyes

 

Latest News Enyimba seeded for CAF Confed Cup group stage REVEALED: Wenger didn’t resign but was ‘asked to leave Arsenal’ Arsenal players, legends, executives, opponents react to Arsene Wenger’s resignation Anthony Joshua explains why he ‘HATED’ Dillian Whyte – and reveals something surprising 8 schools qualify for 20th MILO Basketball Championship National Finals Europa League trophy stolen, then recovered in Mexico Georgia Oboh makes golf history, joins elite class at Ladies European Tour in Morocco Nadal dominates Thiem to reach Monte Carlo semi-finals, Dimitrov awaits Korean Centre kicks off 2024 Olympics Taekwondo Programme for Nigerian kids SportAccord convention hailed as 'huge success' BREAKING NEWS: Wenger quits Arsenal at end of season Dickson flags off 2018 Restoration Cup, presents kits to participating teams

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (43,414 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (35,836 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (34,820 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (33,721 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (32,788 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (32,261 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,034 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (31,704 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,044 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,350 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (27,880 views) Nkechi Obi and Nationwide League: One success story (27,275 views)

 

 

 

 

 

News Athletics (224) Basketball (82) Boxing (437) Columnists (289) Euro Soccer Update (2714) Fans Assembly (2) From the Grassroots (39) Golf (62) Interviews (12) Live Commentary (2) News (3372) NPL Glo Premier League (942) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (4) Tennis (326)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media