05 November 2012

Nigeria: NBBF Plans Two National Basketball Championships

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) yesterday in Abuja said it would hold two national competitions next month in the FCT to round off its activities for the year.
Francis Gbiri, NBBF Secretary-General, said in an interview that the competitions are the national men's Division Two Basketball Championship and the National Women's Open Championship 2012.
"The National Women's Open Championship 2012 will hold from Dec. 10 to Dec. 15 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Abuja National Stadium Complex."The traditional Technical Meeting where the competition's draw will take place will hold from 3 p.m on Dec. 9 at the same venue," he said.
Gbiri also said the National Men's Division Two Basketball Championship will follow immediately, holding from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22 at the same venue."Equally, the Technical Meeting for the men's event will hold from 4 p.m on Dec. 14 at the same venue in Package B of the Abuja National Stadium," he said.
The NBBF secretary-general said the federation's secretariat had already informed clubs and state sports councils of the event.He said they were expecting them to submit entries on or before Nov. 30.
"We expect entries before Nov. 30, and that is when we will be able to determine the number of entries for the two competitions," the NBBF official said.

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