President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the withdrawal of the Nigerian basketball from international basketball competition.
The withdrawal is in connection to the unending crisis bedeviling the sport in the country.
Recall that elections into Basketball federation held in two different locations Abuja and Benin and it produced two factional leaders.
Until the matter is resolved Basketball in the country remains shut a source told NewsGuru.com
However, Some Nigerian Basketball players have stormed the office of Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, to register the alleged unwillingness of the ministry to resolve the post election impasse rocking the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), since January 31, 2022.
The visibly angry players led by the Players Representative in the Igoche Mark’s faction of the NBBF Board, Stanley Gumut, said the procession to the Sports Minister’s office was part of resolutions reached at their meeting held last Tuesday.
Gumut, said at the meeting that the players were agitated that the ministry appears to be indifferent while the leadership tussle takes a toll on their individual careers and hampers the growth of the domestic component of Nigerian basketball.
He stressed that only the Mark D Ball Basketball Championship has kept them busy all through the months.
The Basketballers posited that there is uncertainty hovering over their career after the Mark