NBBF Board Meets as All-Stars Game Holds

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The Nigeria Basketball Federation board has announced that it will meet today in Lagos as the new body settles down to work. According to the Vice President of the NBBF, Babs Ogunade, “the board will meet in Lagos today; we definitely need to get things going fast. The secretary needs to be properly briefed so that he can secretariat as effectively as it should be. He is the one on ground and it has to be properly so. You know there are a lot of things that are not just the way that makes real sense to anybody.”

The new NBBF board led by Musa Ahmadu Kida was elected on Tuesday in Abuja along with other national federations as organised by the sports ministry.

One of the first major issues to be tackled by the board is the men’s league which changed to Kwese Basketball League two months ago when the tip off was done in Lagos.

Even as the league has gone through the half way mark the competition is playing on credit as the sponsors have yet to present any sponsorship cheque to the federation as at yesterday.

However, the All-Stars game scheduled for today will hold in Kano under the supervision of the former board led by Tijjani Umar, whose members are also laying claims to being the authentic board.

“The game has been allowed to continue for the sake of basketball and the players,” an official of the new board said.