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DStv Basketball League: Umar promises better competition


The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President, Tijani Umar, has stated that the federation is committed to seeing that this year’s and subsequent editions of the annual DStv-sponsored Nigeria Basketball League is made to meet the aspirations of fans and stakeholders, adding that a code of conduct has been put in place to ensure a well run league.

Speaking in Lagos while briefing Journalists on the 2013/2014 Basketball League season which dunks-off on March 7, Umar said a pre-season tournament would begin on February 28 between the Oluyole Warriors and Lagos Police Baton at National Stadium Lagos.

He said in a chat after the conference that the federation embarked on inspection of various basketball courts which participating teams are expected to host their games, and are satisfied with what they saw.

‘’We expect to see an improved league because we are putting a code of conduct from the beginning so that the rules of the game are known by all, and by that we can guarantee compliance.  We have already disbursed half of the sponsorship money to all the clubs. The money is meant for the teams for them to prepare and register their teams so that there will not be any excuse.’’

General Manager Marketing DStv, Martin Mabutho earlier revealed that about 60 matches in this season’s league will be beamed live to viewers.

A total package of N58 is earmarked for the this season’s competition