Lagos State set to host Final 8 of the NBBF
In a press release, a board member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation in the person of Suraj Yussuf has promised that all is set for the 2019 NBBF Men’s Premier League Final 8 which is scheduled to hold from 12 to 17 of November at Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
The tournament which is also referred to as President Cup Final 8 will be the determinant for the league champions and Nigeria ’s representatives in the group stage of the maiden edition of the NBA-FIBA Basketball League.
In a report collected by Punch as verified by Real.ng, Mr Yussuf stated that all necessary things are in place for the tournament to kick start, promising it to be hassle free.
“I can assure you that everything is in place for the Final 8 in Lagos ,” he said .
“After series of deliberation, we picked Lagos and everything is good to go and it is going to be an exciting time . But you ( journalists) all know that we can ’t do it alone , we need you to get the best out of the tournament. ”
Yussuf added that the winner will represent the country in the maiden edition of the NBA -Africa Basketball League .
“The winner of the tournament will represent Nigeria at the newly introduced NBA -Africa Basketball League which is a collaboration between NBA and FIBA Africa , it involves 10 African countries where they all play home and away .”