NBBF shifts attention to local scene after World Cup heroics

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For many wondering what comes next after the 2018 World Cup heroics of the D’Tigress, the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Musa Kida has assured that attention will now be shifted to the grassroots and various domestic leagues being organised by the federation.

Kida told NBBF media that to ensure the sustainability of the achievements being recorded on the international scene, special attention must be given to grassroots development.

To this end, the NBBF has announced plans to conclude the Total NBBF National Division 2 League, which is at the National final stage, as well as organize the men and women’s premier leagues.

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a step. We have taken more than 20 steps in this journey. We have almost concluded the Total NBBF National Division 2 league with about 80 teams participating at the zonal level.”

The NBBF president said that the conclusion of the Total NBBF National Division 2 league in the next 2 or 3 weeks would give birth to the Division 1 league, which will likely be abridged.

He assured that the NBBF would produce continental representatives for the 2018 FIBA Africa Club Championship for men and women.

“We will also not forget the women. Their own league will hopefully happen this month (October) or very early in November where the representatives of Nigeria will emerge for the 2018 FIBA Africa Club Championship.”

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