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Stakeholders Query NBBF Kida-Led Board Legitimacy, Demands Fresh Election



Joel Ajayi

The new face of basketball in the country has totally query the election and endorsement of the Engr Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation by the ministry of youth and sports thereby demanding fresh elections that will meet the aspiration of all stakeholders.

They described the Federal Ministry of Youth Sports Development, action as illogical, irrational, unreasonable and miscarriage of justice.  

The Chairman of Kaduna Basketball Federation and Director Operation of MarkD’ball  Pastor Scambo Morrision in a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja questioned the methodology used by the Sports Minister, Mr.Sunday Dare to pick Engr. Kida as the NBBF President after publicly acknowledging that two elections took place on January 31,2022.

According to him, So, it is not news that the minister of Youth and Sports indeed acknowledged that there were two elections. But our big surprise till today is that the minister and ministry never came out to talk to us about the findings of those elections.

As good citizens of this country, we have remained very quiet, calm and disciplined waiting to hear the outcome of those elections.

But till this day, nobody has called this particular faction to say anything to them concerning the election. Instead, we now found out that there were a couple of people parading themselves as the custodians of basketball in Nigeria.We want the minister to know that we have options if he fails to do the right thing”. Pastor Morrison stated.

The Kaduna Basketball Chairman continued.”We therefore want a clarification of how Kida emerged to become the president of the NBBF, knowing well that the minister who is in charge of sports in Nigeria acknowledged and pronounced that there were two elections and that his ministry was looking into the issue to make sure that things were resolved in the federation.” 

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FCT Residents shun FiFa World cup for OteforWealth championship



Resident of FCT weekend shuned the ongoing world cup Games in Qatar but trouped out en mass to cheer their different states participating at the ongoing OTE4Wealth National championship.

The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 

In matches day two, Bayelsa advanced to the next round of the maiden edition of #Ote4Wealth National Football Tournament on Saturday.

Edo were the victims as Bayelsa humbled them 2-0, with John Raphael registering a brace.

Goals from Zakari John and Biola Brian was the tonic Abia needed to defeat Taraba 2-0.
A superbly taken free kick by Ehiam Akami helped Akwa Ibom pip Ogun 1-0.

Meanwhile, FCT also beat Oyo 1-0. Sani Auwalu was on song for the winning team.
Ajoh Chika’s header settled the game between Ebonyi and Enugu. 

Ekiti and Niger failed to score at the end of regulation. The latter won 4-3 on penalties.

Match Day 2 Results.
Abia 2-0 Taraba 
Nasarawa 0-3 Osun
Cross River 0-0 Kebbi (AP 1-4)
Ondo 0-3 Rivers
Enugu 0-1 Ebonyi
Kogi 0-0 Anambra (AP 4-3)
Akwa Ibom 1-0 Ogun
Katsina 0-3 Bauchi
Zamfara 0-2 Kwara
Ekiti 0-0 Niger (AP 3-4)
Oyo 0-1 FCT
Delta 1-0 Yobe 
Edo 0-2 Bayelsa

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