Rivers Hoopers will play no part in the ongoing FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 qualifiers after been thrown out on Sunday.
Basketball governing body, FIBA Africa, cut down the number of teams to represent Nigeria to just four teams rather than five earlier scheduled by FIBA zone 3 and Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF.
This was made known to the club by FIBA Africa Zone 3 during the technical meeting for coaches and officials hours to the commencement of the tournament on Sunday.
Consequently, Hoopers will play no part in the ongoing FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 qualifiers and will return to their base on Monday.
Mark Mentors, Civil Defenders, Gombe Bulls and Kano Pillars are the four Nigerian teams in the championship.