The NBBF rolled out dates for the Women Basketball Premier League, the Men’s Premier League and the National Division 1.
The 2018 League season will be held in an abridged format because of the short window before the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship Zonal elimination starting in November.
First Bank Women’s Basketball club will begin their League title defense on the 28th of October when the conference phase of the league starts.
With the recent admission of Mountain of Fire Women’s Basketball Club into the Premier League, 10 teams from the South West, South East and South South will converge in Enugu while 9 teams from the Savannah conference (North West, North East and North Central) will battle for supremacy in Abuja between 28th of October and 2nd of November, 2018.
6 teams will qualify for the National finals in Lagos between November 3rd and 7th.
Winner and 1st runners up will represent Nigeria at the FIBA Zone 3 Women Champions qualifiers in Cotonou between November 12th and 15th.
For the Men’s Premier League, Port Harcourt and Abuja will play host to teams from the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences respectively between November 13th and 17th.
The National final 4 slated for Lagos which will serve as qualifiers for the FIBA Africa Club Championship Zone 3 will hold between the November 20th and 25th.
In his reaction, NBBF President, Musa Kida thanked players and club owners for their understanding and patience during the long drawn out period of uncertainty regarding the 2018 basketball season.
“We need to thank the stakeholders for their patience and utmost believe in us when we promised earlier this year that come rain or shine, the federation was going to organize all leagues before the end of 2018.”