NBBF: Officials blame failure on board

By Daily Sports on December 25, 2017

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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

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