The Nigerian Basketball Federation, NBBF has invited 5 Nigerian basketball clubs to participate in the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 Qualifiers slated for the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos from 11th-18th November 2017.
The invitation is a shift in direction as earlier pointed out by the Musa Kida faction of the NBBF, who planned to exclude teams that participated against their warning in the Kwese Premier Basketball League organized by the Tijani Umar faction.
Kwese Premier League Champions, Kano Pillars and runners up Gombe Bulls were added to the initial clubs pencilled down by the Musa Kida faction of the NBBF which included Rivers Hoopers, Mark Mentors and Civil Defence BC.
the secretary general of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Chimezie Asiegbu sent letters out to the clubs on Tuesday and was quoted as saying.
“I am directed to inform you that the above mentioned competition starts at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos from 11th-18th November 2017. The Nigeria Basketball Federation has nominated your team as one of the teams to represent Nigeria under its auspice in the competition,” read the letter.
“In the light of the above, you are to convey your acceptance to participate in the competition as soon as possible preferably before 9th November, 2017 at mid-day to facilitate easy administration of the event.”