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NBBF Premier League Begins With Fun Fare

Finally, Nigeria’s men basketball league come alive once more after years of comatose.

The Nigeria Basketball Premier league, is commencing in a grand style at the Nigeria capital city Abuja and the state of Sunshine, Akure in Ondo state today 8 September 2021.

It could be recalled that a court case stopped the league over the years, but the February 2021 judgment quashed all the cases, a verdict many adjudged to be a victory for basketball in the country.

In the first game at the Savannah Conference, to be played at Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja, the Gombe Bull will lock horns with Defenders by 10: 00 am.
Nigeria Customs will play Benue Braves by 12:45noon.

Gboko City Chiefs will tackle Reformers by 2:45pm while the final game of the day will be between Nigerian Army and Kano Pillars by 4:45 pm.

Also, 11 teams from the Atlantic conference which include Rivers Hoopers, Kwara Falcons, Raptors, Police Baton, Ondo Raiders, Islanders, Coal City, Impressions, CAMAC, Invaders and Lagos Warriors will slug it out at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Akure Township stadium.

Addressing Journalists in a media parley in Abuja, the Chairman Caretaker Committee of the NBBF Engr. Musa Kida, said all things are in place to have a better 2021 Nigeria Basketball Premier League.

According to him, all hands are on deck to commence the Basketball Premier League in both the Atlantic and Savannah conferences.
“The Secretariat is responsible for dispatching letters to the various clubs and that is the reason why the League is starting in Abuja.”

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Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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