Finally, Nigeria’s Men Basketball League Come Alive After Years Of Extinction

Finally, Nigeria’s Men Basketball League Come Alive After Years Of Extinction

Joel Ajayi 

After  years of issues involving the Nigeria Basketball Premier league, the league is commencing in a grand style at the Nigeria capital city, Abuja and the state of Sunshine, Akure in Ondo state today’s Wednesday September 2021 respectively.

It will be recalled that a court case stopped the league over the years but the February 2021 judgment quashed all the cases, a verdict many adjudged to be a victory for basketball in the country.

In the first game in Abuja, which is the Savannah conference that will be played in Abuja, the Gombe Bull will lock it up with Defenders by 10: 00 am.

Nigeria Customs to play Benue Braves by 12:45noon as Gboko City Chiefs will tackle Reformers by 2:45pm while the final game of the day will be Nigerian Army Versus Kano Pillars by 4:45 pm

All the matches will be played inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the Package B Moshood Abiola Stadium, in Abuja.

Also, 11 teams from the Atlantic conference which include Rivers Hoopers, Kwara Falcons, Raptors, Police Baton, Ondo Raiders, Islanders, Coal City, Impressions, CAMAC, Invaders and Lagos Warriors will slug it out at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Akure Township stadium.

Addressing Journalists in a media parley on Tuesday in Abuja, the Chairman Caretaker Committee NBBF Engr. Musa Kida, has said all things are in place to have a better 2021 Nigeria Basketball Premier League.

According to him, Hands are on deck to commence the Basketball Premier League in both the Atlantic and Savannah conferences.

“The Secretariat is responsible for dispatching letters to the various clubs and that is the reason why the League is starting in Abuja.”

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