Thursday, August 10, 2017

NBBF suspend Kwese Premier Basketball League

Another fresh crisis is set to rear its ugly head in Nigeria basketball as the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation headed Engineer Musa Kida have suspended the Kwese Premier Basketball League.

Also, all clubs invited for the final 6 play-off of the Kwese Premier Basketball League slated to hold between 14th and 19th August, 2017 have been warned to disregard any invitation from anybody or group of people parading as the NBBF members.

In a communique sent to the invited clubs and the Basketball Associations of the 36 states and FCT, signed by the Secretary General of the NBBF, Chimezie Asiegbu, new NBBF board described as “Unbecoming of the outgone board of NBBF to continue to abuse the privileges extended to them for the Kwese Premier League regular season.”

“Due to the evident disregard and disrespect being occasioned by the outgone NBBF board with respect to the Kwese league, it has become imperative to withdraw the privilege and put a halt to Kwese Premier League until the outgone board provides adequate brief about the League to the board.

While the NBBF had resolved to allow the Kwese Premier league to conclude its regular season during which the out gone board was expected to have briefed the NBBF board on the position and status of the competition, this has not been done.

It is imperative to put the records straight that there is only one NBBF which is in charge of administration of Basketball in Nigeria.”

Teams that expected to be part of the playoffs have been told to stay away or face sanction.

The warning, according to the communique, became necessary after the board's attention was drawn to a press release by a body purporting to be Nigeria Basketball Federation inviting the top 6 clubs in both Atlantic and Savannah conferences for conference finals in Lagos and Kaduna respectively.

By Cosmos Chukwuemeka

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