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NBBF Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League Dunks Off In Lafia

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NBBF Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League Dunks Off In Lafia

As the second phase of the NBBF/Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League resumes Monday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, the board of Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the growth and development of the game in Nigeria.

After a long, but induced hiatus, the national basketball leagues have resumed. And the vibes have been positive. That female basketball teams from different parts of Nigeria are now actively involved is no longer news. Development of the game has become the unflinching focal point of the Musa Kida-led NBBF.

With the resumption of the local basketball leagues and coming after the epochal and the successfully held FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifiers in Lagos, the NBBF, has reaffirmed its total commitment to the growth and development of the game in Nigeria.

According to the NBBF President, Musa Kida, Nigeria Basketball has continually set an enviable benchmark for the organisation, development and growth of basketball in Nigeria and Africa.

“We acknowledge the challenges in our selfless quests to ensure that basketball is appropriately developed in Nigeria. We’re undaunted. This board of the NBBF remains committed, despite the perennial paucity of funds bedeviling the development of sports in Nigeria.

“As we really look forward to the government to ensure refunds of monies expended by this board of the NBBF to execute several past and present continental and global assignments and competitions, we want to consolidate on the recent achievements of our national teams.

“Without adequate funding and preparations, our various national teams cannot achieve our desired goals.

“The NBBF board believes that the newly appointed sports minister is equally capable and committed to the development of sports in Nigeria. And our prayers are that his tenure would be positively beneficial to Nigerian sports, ” Kida prayed.

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Odigie returns to Bendel Insurance after spending time in classroom

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Odigie returns to Bendel Insurance after spending time in classroom

Bendel Insurance head coach Monday Odigie has rejoined the team ahead of their Nigeria Premier Football League matchday 30 encounter against Kano Pillars.

Odigie has been away in the classroom to upgrade his knowledge.

His assistant, Greg Ikhenoba took charge of the team during his absence.

Bendel Insurance will host Kano Pillars at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Tuesday.

The Benin Arsenals suffered their first home defeat in 17 years against Niger Tornadoes last weekend.

Insurance currently occupy the 10th position on the NPFL table.

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

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NNL solicits for funds from cooperate organisation

The Nigeria National League, NNL, has appealed to cooperate organisations for funds to assist in the effective running of the second tier league.

NNL chairman, George Aluo noted that the unavailability of funds has hindered the progress of his administration.

“I must continue to express my appreciation to Alhaji Gusau for finding me worthy to serve as NNL chairman and a board member of the NFF,” he stated.

“My appeal is that corporate organizations should come to our aid and do what GTI is doing for the NPFL.

“We’re not saying they should give us money to put in our pockets. Let them take care of referees indemnity and once this is done, the referees will not be intimidated but rather be at their best and it will now be possible for teams to be winning more on the road as is presently being witnessed in the NPFL.”

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

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NPFL reschedules matchday 30 fixtures

The Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, has rearranged the matchday 30 fixtures, DAILY POST reports.

Three games were initially scheduled to take place on Saturday April 13th, 2024.

The games have now been moved to Sunday April 14th.

The matches affected are the ties involving Doma United and Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance versus Kano Pillars and the Oriental derby between Rangers and Abia Warriors.

The remaining matchday fixtures will be played on Tuesday, April 16th across all venues.

The NPFL Chief Operating Officer Davidson Owumi disclosed this in a memo sent to the affected
clubs.

Rangers currently occupy the top position in the NPFL table with 51 points from 29 games.

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