The Nigerian Basketball Federation will find out on Tuesday (today) if the men’s topflight basketball league will tip-off this year.
The Federal High Court in Abuja is expected to pass a verdict on a case stopping the NBBF from holding the men’s Premier Basketball League.
The NBBF has been unable to organise the Premier Basketball League in the last three years due to a court injunction after former NBBF board members dragged the current board to court.
NBBF president, Musa Ahmadu-Kida, will be anxiously waiting for the final decision, knowing that it will have a major impact on the federation’s plans in 20
“We are waiting to see where it leads, but we are hoping that the court will dismiss it (injunction) so that they will allow us to organise the league and our domestic players will be able to compete again,” Ahmadu-Kida said.
“The Premier League is one that hurts me the most. It hurts me because as president of the NBBF, I should be running a very robust Premier League but I don’t.
“We are legally bound and stopped from having that league. Anytime we go there (court) we see that there’s an adjournment and we think it’s a way to waste our four years.
“As the president of the NBBF, my belief is that we should have a lot of leagues, championships and competitions in the country. We should never stop the players from playing. If they have a problem, they should take me or the NBBF to court.”
Ahmadu-Kida said the court case was targeted at the federation and players to render them redundant.
“We are shackled in court by the former administration that took us to court to stop us from holding the Nigerian Premier League.
“We hope to hit the ground running after losing valuable time since 2018