The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced October 2 as the new date for the National final 8 of the 2018 Total NBBF Division 2.
The unanimous decision was taken by the federation during its last board meeting held in Lagos during the last window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
Despite the earlier fixed of September 16 to 22 for the games holding in Lagos, the NBBF agreed that since the 2018 NBBF National Division 2 finals was the inaugural edition, there was the need to give it all the necessary attention needed.
“We just finished the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and many people are still talking about it. Come Saturday, the D’Tigress will start their World Cup campaign in Tenerife, Spain and all attention will be on them too”, NBBF President, Musa Kida said.
“So, we thought holding the Total NBBF National Division 2 finals in between these two global events will in no small way drown the necessary attention that should be given to the National finals.”
He said the federation will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the players at every level are the focal point of the federation’s attention.
“The players are our clients. Nigerians have seen what we have achieved with the men and women’s senior national teams and the hosting of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers which have been unprecedented in the history of Nigerian basketball. It’s time to replicate this at the local scene.”
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