The board of the Nigerian Basketball Federation has disassociated itself from a purported national Division 1 and 2 Championships slated for Kaduna from January 5th, 2018.

This is contained in a communiqué to clubs and State Basketball Associations after the board got wind of plans by a faceless group hiding under the guise of NBBF to organize and host teams in Kaduna.

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In a letter addressed to clubs and state basketball chairmen, the Secretary General of the federation Chimezie Asiegbu, stated thus;

"I wish to state categorically that the NBBF has not sent out any invitation to States and teams for such a competition. This invitation is therefore being sent out by individuals who want to heat the basketball polity.”

Asiegbu warned clubs and sponsors to stay away from participating in activities that will create confusion and further make a mess of the arbitration process being supervised by FIBA.

Reacting to this on behalf of the federation, the Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade described the event as a mere gathering of friends and business associates in the spirit of the yuletide and New Year celebration.

“FIBA has made it categorically clear that all organisational matters regarding to the National Teams and National Leagues should be directed to the board of the NBBF whose President is Engineer Musa Kida."

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