Resolve leadership crises in NBBF, players tell Minister

By Daily Sports Nigeria on February 19, 2022

Views: 279

Basketball players in the country have urged the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, to urgently resolve the leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

The players, who stormed the office of the Sports Minister during the week in Abuja to register their displeasure, frowned at the manner Dare is handling the leadership impasse rocking the federation.

Speaking with journalists, former NBA players and board members under the Engr. Musa Kida-led board, Ejike Ugboaja, urged the Sports Minister to address the NBBF leadership crises without sentiment.

“The two NBBF elections were concluded two weeks ago, and we don’t know the stand of the Minister. I served under the Musa Kida’s board, and I have played the game for more than twelve years. We have never experienced this type of problem before. Except the Minister has been compromised, I think by today, we ought to have our President and not the ministry running the show.

“We want the Minister to come out and tell us what is going on. We want him to address us as the father of all sports in the country. He should tell us his position. Without the players, there is no basketball,” Ugboaja said.

Also speaking, the Players Representative on the board of the Igoche Mark-led NBBF, Stanely Gumut, said that basketball players, home and abroad, had thrown their weight behind Mr. Igoche Mark, insisting that the players have vowed not to repeat the mistake made four years ago.

“We don’t want to repeat the mistake we made four years ago. Such wasted time is what we don’t want to repeat again. All our fight is about players’ welfare. The truth of the matter is that we (the players) have thrown our weight behind Mr. Igoche Mark. Unfortunately, the ministry is not saying anything about it. We, the players, are the pioneers of this game, and we don’t want to play basketball for free anymore. The minister is supposed to come out and talk to us as a father. But the man has been shying away from talking to us, and his action is becoming worrisome to us,” Gumut stated.

Musa Kida stated that he has nothing to say yet on the NBBF Presidency and other issues emanating from any factional group.

“I am still waiting for the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to make his pronouncement on the NBBF election before I can take any step.”

Source The Guardian Nigeria

Posted February 19, 2022


 

You may also like...
Paralympic Athletes Storm Abuja For Tokyo Olympic Tickets...

Messi Ruled Out Of PSG Game Against Montpellier...

Afcon: Super Eagles’ Match against Guinea a ‘Must...

AC Milan Coach Pioli Set To Renew Deal...

Australian Open 2018: Johanna Konta beats Madison Brengle...

Odey, Olatunbosun tipped to inspire Chan Eagles

 

Latest News Salah is Liverpool’s highest paid player, gets £400,000-a-week Ronaldo Asks To Leave Manchester United Eguavoen Reacts To Simon’s CAF Men’s Player Of The Year Nomination Osimhen Tips Super Falcons For 10th WAFCON Title Mikel Raises stakes with Back2Base Talent Hunt Project Serena’s conqueror Tan into Wimbledon fourth round 2022 WAFCON:’No African Team Better Than Nigeria’ —Falcons Star, Onumonu Boasts ‘We Don’t know Victor Moses whereabouts’ –Spartak Moscow Diamond League: Amusan Moves Six Points Clear In 100m Hurdles Standing Nigeria Women’s 4x100m Relay Team ‘Qualify’ For World Championships Governor Wike Hails Resilient Rivers United • Brace Up For Big Task Ahead Okere retains Alukimba Table Tennis tournament title

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (49,928 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (41,112 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (39,535 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (39,510 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (39,250 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (39,084 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,806 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (38,191 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (37,569 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (36,483 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,845 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (34,308 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (423) Basketball (302) Boxing (726) Columnists (670) Euro Soccer Update (13615) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (68) Golf (121) Interviews (17) Live Commentary (7) News (8103) NPL Glo Premier League (1316) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (10) Tennis (933)

 

 

 

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