For the first time in 13 years, a 2-day intensive statistics course and certification was conducted and concluded on Monday by the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) in conjunction with the Engineer Musa Kida-led Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).
74 participants took part in the latest basketball techniques, rules, interpretation and records keeping during live games, taught by FIBA statistics Chief Arnaud Sevaux with the help of relevant videos and teaching aids.
Participants at the training held at the indoor sports of the national stadium, Lagos were also taught how to use the latest statistics software which is currently in use by FIBA ahead of the 2019 FIBA world cup qualifiers.
The move which will afford successful and certified Nigerians the opportunity of getting nominated for future international events was described as the best thing to have happened to basketball in a long time.
The Technical Representative on the NBBF board, Adamu Janlong has assured that more trainings will be organised for Referees, coaches, players, match commissioners and other relevant stakeholders under the new NBBF leadership.
The NBBF says results and certificates presentation will be communicated through the NBBF secretariat to successful candidates in the coming weeks.