The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has assured its commitment to stage a hitch free Total/NBBF Division 2 zonal playoffs.
Speaking through the Division 2 League Director, Andrew Isokpehi, the board said all logistics have been put in place to jump ball in two center courts in line with the league schedule.
“I can tell you that we are 100% ready for what is going to be the first of its kind zonal playoffs in the history of basketball in Nigeria in our quest to determine teams that will make up Total/NBBF Division 2 and ultimately gain promotion to Total/NBBF Division 1.”
The Edo State born retired coach said from the arrangements put in place by the federation, participating teams are in for exciting times.
He assured all teams of fairness and a level playing ground across the 6 geopolitical zones as he emphasized that only deserved teams will progress to the conference phase of the competition.
“This is a new era where clubs will be treated equally. Referees and other Technical Officials have been handed strict warning on the need to officiate within the ambit of the laws governing the game,”he said.
For ease of administration and coordination, action will tee off in the South West and North Central Zones between the 10th and 16th of August in Abeokuta and Makurdi.
In the South West zone, Police Doctors, Warriors Academy both from Lagos will face Young Royals, Warlords (Ogun) and Hoop Dream All-Stars (Oyo).
Other teams are Raptors, Rockets (Ekiti) King and Kings and Owena Warriors from Ondo State.
In the North Central region, representatives from FCT (Area 10 Clubs, Airforce), Plateau (Pama Chiefs, Rebirth), Benue (Pearls, Gboko City Chiefs), Nasarawa (Super Heat, Golden Touch), Niger (Nigeria Prisons, Suleja Hornets), Kwara (Unilorin Stars, Titan Stars) and Kogi (Tao Lions and Uipers of Ajaokuta) will converge on Makurdi.
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