Basketball Premier League Returns In September.. Kida

August 19 05:21 2021

Emmanuel Moses

Caretaker Chairman of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Ahmadu Musa Kida has disclosed on Wednesday 18th August 2021, that the Nigeria Premier Basketball League will return to action with the Conference League starting in September.

The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) Boss made this revelation in the Personality interview session of one of the biggest virtual platforms in Nigeria – FCT Football Update.

He said sports loving fans in the country should expect the Basketball Premier League back to action. Quoting his words, he said “The court action got dismissed in February, and since then, we are working very hard to first of all establish sponsors. We are very determined to have a Premier League competition this year. I’m really very happy to announce to you that we have already written letters to all the clubs (last week). We will start with the Conference League on the 7th of September and we do hope that takes a life of its own – and by the end of September or beginning of October, we will be able to conclude with the finals also in Lagos. With that, we will be able to have a league champion that can represent Nigeria in the continental FIBA African Tournament.”

Meanwhile, the oil mogul also expressed his sadness, saying basketball players have been unduly punished for a no just cause.
He was asked how he feels knowing that the country has been without a basketball league for several years.
” As president of the Federation, I feel very bad. I really feel that basketball players , the stakeholders, the team owners , the players, the officials have unduly punished for no cause. They have been left out without playing. My feeling is just a small part of the problem here. I think we should really ask the people who stopped the league from being played how they feel. I am really interested to know the reason why they really truly feel stopping the league in court is the best for Nigerian Basketball and also what they feel they have achieved by doing that. There is no achievement. There is only the way the which they have grown the league backwards. I am really quite sad and very bitter simply because the move to the court was unwarranted and mischievous.”

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