NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida made this known as calls for inclusion of rising Nigerian stars who recently got drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) league grows.
The Federation of International Basketball Associations recently announced April 15 to May 31, 2021 as the last phase for training and certification of intending members and qualified members.
The announcement was made by the NBBF Secretary General, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi, on Sunday following deliberation by the board’s Technical Committee.
This call became necessary following self-declarations of top NBA players who have pledged their support and international career to Nigerian Basketball programme.
The team, who went to neighbouring Kebbi State for a tune up game, was not so lucky on their way home as they a head-on collision with a utility vehicle.
The body, while recognising the landmark feat of the federation since it came on board in 2017, stated its intention in looking at ways to partner NBBF for more developmental programmes at the international and grassroots level.
Training camp to be held at Fairfield Inn and Suites, Atlanta will start on January 31 and end on February 8.
This was contained in the letter addressed to the States Basketball Association Chairmen as well as Premier League clubs, Zenith Women Basketball clubs and Total Division 1 and 2 clubs by the Secretary General of the NBBF, Bisi Afolabi-Oluwayemi.
In an interview with NBBF media, Moneke revealed that he got emotional and cried when he was contacted and invited by the federation.
According to an official release by his club, Crvena Zvezda of Serbia, the D’Tiger invitee slumped after training and died shortly afterward.
The Nigerian, who became the first ever basketballer to record 55 double-doubles, was announced winner after days of voting by fans across the world.
Muslim faithful in Nigeria have been enjoined to use the 30 days Ramadan period to offer supplications to Allah on behalf of Nigeria as it faces one of its most difficult period.
The Nigerian Basketball Federation has announced the indefinite postponement of the 2020 FIBA Certification Course for its Table Officials earlier slated to commence on April 27.
Ahead of a busy 2021 and 2022 international calendar, the Nigerian Basketball Federation is becoming the most sort after federation, thanks to her rising profile in global basketball family with interests from many players wanting to play for Nigeria ahead of the Olympics.
The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has commended the International Olympics Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Summer Olympics for another one year as the world combats the coronavirus pandemic.
As Nigerians count down to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida, is optimistic that the senior men and women basketball teams can end up on the medals table.
Nigeria Basketball Federation President Cup Champions, Rivers Hoopers, will face Mozambican League champions Ferroviario de Maputo in their opening game of the Basketball Africa League on March 21 in Monastir, Tunisia.
Reacting to the news of the former Comets Basketball Club player and Liberty University Hall of Fame member, the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida. described the death as shocking and heart-rending.
The Media Officer, NBBF, Afolabi Oni, in a statement on Monday in Lagos said the death of Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday had thrown the global basketball family into mourning.
This decision was taken due to the Zonal Elimination of the 2020 National Sports Festival, which will hold around the same time.