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Abuja, Akure to host 2023 NBBF Premier Basketball League conference finals

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Abuja the nation’s capital and the Ondo State capital Akure have been selected by the Premier Basketball League Management Committee (PBLMC) to host the conference finals of the 2023 NBBF Premier Basketball League next month.

The Chairman of the Premier Basketball League Management Committee, Babatunde Ogunade, made this known on Monday after a crucial meeting of the body held via video conferencing.

He explained that Abuja will play host to the Savannah Conference final while Akure will host the Atlantic Conference final and both events were run concurrently from the 4th to the 12th of November.

The top two teams at the end of each Conference final will advance to the Final 4 to be staged also in November.

Nigeria Customs, Nile University, Kano Pillars, Bauchi Nets, Plateau Peaks, Gboko City Chiefs, Gombe Bulls and Correctional Centre will fight for the two tickets from the Savannah Conference.

Rivers Hoopers, Lagos Legends, Police Batons, Delta Force, Hoops and Reads, Comets, Oluyole Warriors and defending champions Kwara Falcons will slug it out for the two available slots from the Atlantic Conference final.

Registration formalities for all the 16 clubs and players in the Premier is expected to be completed on or before the conference finals tip off on the 5th, arrival of all teams is the 4th of November.

The winner of the 2023 NBBF Premier Basketball League will represent Nigeria at the 2023 Basketball African League (BAL), the Final of BAL takes place at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.

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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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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

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Asuquo wins Enyimba Player of the Month award for March

Uwana Asuquo has won Enyimba’s Player of the Month award for March.

Asuquo beat midfielder Elijah Akanni to the award.

The defender won 51.7 votes, with Akanni getting 48.3 votes.

The right back helped the People’s Elephant secure two victories at home against Niger Tornadoes and Doma United, respectively.

Asuquo has featured in 22 games for Enyimba in the Nigeria Premier Football League this season.

He has two assists to his name.

Asuquo will be hoping to continue with his standout performance as Enyimba continue their title fight.

Enyimba will face Heartland in a matchday 30 fixture in Aba on Sunday.

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