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Organisers Promises Better, Bigger DA-F Basketball Festival



By Akeem Busari 

The organisers of DA-F Basketball Festival have promised that the 2nd edition of the tournament slated to hold August 21-29, 2022  at the basketball stadium, Niger Street, Port-Harcourt would be better,bigger and exciting. 
The tournament which is hosted by Athletes For Peace Initiative in conjunction with Rivers State Basketball Association is a week long event would featured over 50 teams in five different categories for boys and girls aged 10-19 years. 

The organisers shall provide accommodation at the Alfred Diete Spiff Sports Complex, Civic Centre, as well as, meal subsidy for teams coming from outside Rivers State.

There shall be medals and plaques for outstanding participants in each category. 

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Seyi Johnson emerges Chairperson IWBF (West Africa Region)



…As Nigeria wheelchair basketball team missing at Africa Para Games

The President of Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria, Mr Seyi Johnson has emerged Chairperson, International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) West Africa Region on Monday.

Johnson was elected Chairperson at the International Wheelchair Basketball (Africa) congress held in Ghana despite Nigeria’s nonappearance at the 2023 Africa Para Games.

An elated Johnson said the position is a wakeup call for the growth of wheelchair basketball in the region.

He promises to ensure that the interest of the players will be properly represented at various forums.

The Chief Executive Officer of Brussels Sports Management Limited said, “It gives me great joy to be elected the chairperson of International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) West Africa Region. Four months ago, I was elected the President of Wheelchair Basketball in Nigeria and I have given my best within the short period.

“This position is a call to serve the wheelchair basketball community in West Africa and I promise not to disappoint. We are going to be taking collective decisions, we will redefine and reposition wheelchair basketball in West Africa.

“Before the end of the year, I and other members of the executive will map out strategies on how to develop the game in other countries where wheelchair basketball is struggling”, he added.

Meanwhile, Nigeria men and women’s wheelchair basketball teams failed to participate at the inaugural edition of the African Para Games due to paucity of funds.

Nigeria has lost its chance of qualifying for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

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