Nigeria Women Basketball League Dunks Off 19 March

The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, has fixed 19 March for the commencement of the 2013/2014 Zenith Women Basketball League which will now have 16 teams.
This is contained in the communiqué issued after the federation’s three-day Stakeholders’ Forum held at the National Institute of Sports’ Auditorium at the Abuja National Stadium.
The communiqué, signed by the Media Officer of NBBF, Ehidiame Omorodion, said the 16 teams would play in the first two phases of the league.
It said eight teams would qualify at the end of the phases to play in the Final Eight Play-Offs.
The communiqué also stated that the 2013/2014 DSTV Men’s Basketball League would commence on 28 March, with a pre-season match at the National Stadium in Lagos.
It was gathered that the regular season will commence on 7 March at the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences. The communique further said all participating teams were expected to upgrade their facilities ahead of the final inspection by the NBBF and sponsors.
It also said they would be responsible for mobilising their fans and ensuring sustainable followership of the league games.
“In support of this, DSTV has introduced a cash reward of N500,000 and other incentives for the team with strongest fan base”, the communiqué added.

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