FIBA Africa Zone 3 President Rtd. Col Sam Ahmedu has described FIBA communiqué to the Musa Kida led-NBBF board as a partial recognition of its legitimacy.
Ahmedu stated that the recognition for communication purpose accorded the newly inaugurated board of the NBBF that emerged from the Abuja election is a clear indication of what to expect eventually on or before 30th November when FIBA comes up with the final verdict on the lingering crisis.
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Meanwhile President of the NBBF board that emerged from the Kano election, Tijani Umar has stated that the communiqué issued by FIBA is no final decision.
He insists that the correspondence shouldn’t be seen pointers to what the final decision will be.
Umar said there is no need to belabor the content of the communiqué for now knowing that no conclusive verdict has been reached.
He maintains that the positives will be for the players who will be able to focus without the initial confusion the tussle will have on Nigeria’s participation at both the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship and the men’s edition.