The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) says the federation has concluded plans to organize the national basketball leagues for males and females.
The President of NBBF, Musa Kida, disclosed this at a news conference in Lagos, on Sunday, following a board meeting where members were able to come together and strategise their plans for a viable basketball season.
Kida said the dates for the leagues would be made public soon.
He said there would be a stakeholder meeting where all modalities would be put into proper perspective.
The federation’s president also said the board was set to meet with sponsors of the leagues to present their plans for the next basketball season.
He said he was proud and confident of the developments, adding that arrangements were underway to make the leagues better than before.
“It feels good to be back and as a new board, we are determined more than ever to make basketball a huge success in Nigeria,” Kida said.
He said the league had faced unnecessary hitches in the past such as legal litigations that did not allow them to achieve as much as they desired.
He added that he was looking ahead with a lot of confidence that such challenges that impeded the development of the sport would not arise again.
“We are working harder like never before especially reshaping the six geographical zones and making them stronger.
“The national teams are also of great importance and we have to move quickly to get them ready for the world cup windows which come up in June,” he said.
On the relationship with the Ministry of Sport, Kida said the relationship was a respectable one and that the board was also scheduled to meet with the Secretary-General to discuss strategies.
He said he was optimistic that the meeting would yield good results for the progress of the sport.
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