There is no crisis in Nigeria basketball, Dalung tells FIBA

By Daily Sports on February 6, 2018

Views: 888

The FIBA fact finding delegation to Nigeria has been told in clear terms that there is no crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF.

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung made the remark during a meeting with the delegation led by FIBA Executive Director, Alphonse Bile in Abuja on Monday.

He gave the genesis of the leadership struggle in NBBF, maintaining that the election which was free and fair was duly won by Musa Kida.

“The position of government is that there is no crisis in Basketball. We only heard and read in the papers of allegations against government of interference in basketball elections.

“Can a spectator take a shot from outside the field and the referee records it as a goal? Tijani Umar did not register to contest or obtain an election form and therefore could not have contested for the presidential post. If he obtained election form, then he could have gone to the Appeals Committee to register his grievances but he couldn’t appeal because he didn’t even buy a form, therefore he wasn’t even eligible to protest.”

The Minister told the three-man delegation including the FIBA Executive Director Africa, Dr Alphonse Bile, Special Advisor to FIBA Secretary General, Mr Lubomir Kotleba and FIBA Competition Commission member Fode Amara Conde, that Tijani Umar was a government nominee for 8 years and never complained of government interference until government decided to have democratically elected federations devoid of government nominees.

“What is the definition of government interference? Is it when government directs that there must be popular elections with a democratized space or when government nominates 155 members of the board?”

Barrister Dalung appealed to FIBA to support Nigeria in the development and training of coaches and officials which he said is very significant to sports development. He also urged FIBA to consider giving Nigeria the hosting rights for a World Championship someday. (The Sun)

•Photo shows Solomon Dalung.

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 6, 2018

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


 

You may also like...
Ogunbote quits Giwa FC

Anichebe to help end Sunderland’s goal drought: Moyes...

Pato moves to China’s Tianjin Quanjian from Villarreal...

Nasarawa United reach Federation Cup final

Chelsea strike late to stay perfect

Pinnick: Nigeria to secure World Cup ticket against...

 

Latest News Iheanacho on song, celebrates as Leicester end barren run with win Vs Huddersfield Salah strikes in win vs. Southampton to send Liverpool top of EPL table Poor start for D’Tigress 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup Badminton superstar diagnosed with cancer Modric given suspended prison sentence in tax case Mourinho ‘expected more’ from players as Wolves hold Man Utd to draw Guardiola hails Riyad Mahrez as an “incredibly talented” player after first goals for Man City help thrash Cardiff James Rodriguez marks first league start of the season with goal as Bayern Munich maintain 100% winning start to the season Lemar takes the weight off of Atletico Harry Kane and Erik Lamela strike as Spurs return to winning ways Neymar is the Kim Kardashian of football’ – Barton slams PSG superstar Lagos SWAN hails re-election of Pinnick, Akinwunmi as NFF supremos, says one good ‘term’ deserves another

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,283 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,398 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,188 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,260 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,311 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,115 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,563 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,250 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,464 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,536 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,716 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (28,679 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (254) Basketball (114) Boxing (508) Columnists (330) Euro Soccer Update (3180) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (44) Golf (64) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (4247) NPL Glo Premier League (957) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (446)

 

 

Classic games

 

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