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Basketball season may commence in fortnight

29 January 2013, 11:34

Lagos - Francis Gbiri, the Secretary-General, Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Monday said the new season would begin as soon as stakeholders say they were satisfied with a new draft proposal for the league.

Gbiri told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that there were possibilities that the league would commence soon after the stakeholders would have endorsed some changes contained the proposal.

"We had a board meeting recently and all we resolved were contained in the draft proposal for the stakeholders to consider.

The stake holders include club owners, coaches and our major sponsors, Multichoice Nigeria and the Zenith International Bank.

"They will look into the draft and outline their own contributions, then get back to us on areas that require amendments,’’ Gbiri said.

According to him, the league has been facing challenges in areas, such as good officiating, expanding the scope of the competition to include more clubs as this can lead to increase in number of games.

Seun Akinwole captain of Lagos Island Basketball Club and Akeem Akinsanya team captain of Chariots Basketball Club told NAN that 'the league would be more attractive if more games were played'.

The DSTV Basketball League and the Zenith Women basketball league ended in July 2012 with Royale Hoppers defeating Kano Pillars to become the men’s champion while champions of Zenith Women Basketball League were First Deep Water.


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