By Akeem Busari
Ahead of the NBBF Premier League Final 8 games expected to tip off Monday in Lagos, President of Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida has urged enthusiasts and lovers of the big men game to storm Lagos and enjoy top quality matches.
Speaking in a chat with journalists, the NBBF boss said the final 8 of the league would provide fans the opportunity to relive fond memories of basketball and once again enjoy exciting, but competitive matches.
“The final 8 matches is another opportunity for our basketball players to do what they love doing. I’m sure the matches would be very exciting and truly competitive in the spirit of sportsmanship,” Kida stated.
He expressed further that the final 8 is a testimonial of the commitment of his board to reposition basketball in Nigeria.
“I tell you that we remain committed to the development and growth of basketball in this country. The final 8 is one of the several competitions and programmes slated by this board to revitalise the game in Nigeria,” the highy-regarded sports administrator enthused confidently.
The NBBF Premier league final 8, expected to hold November 7-12 at the Sports Hall of the National stadium, Surulere, Lagos would feature Gombe Bulls, Kano Pillars, Benue Braves, Kwara Falcons, Lagos Islanders, Nigeria Customs and Rivers Hoopers.
Nigeria’s representatives to the 2023 Basketball Africa League(BAL), scheduled to hold next year in Kigali, Rwanda, shall emerge at the end of the competition in Lagos.