FIBA Africa Zone 3 has announced the postponement of its zonal elimination championship scheduled to hold between 20th and 29th October in Nigeria.
In a letter signed by President of FIBA Africa Zone 3, Colonel Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) addressed to FIBA Africa, the Nigeria Basketball Federation and 7 other countries under the zone.
Ahmedu said the competition which should have dunked off on the 20th of October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos was postponed due to administrative reasons despite readiness of the host federation.
“Only 1 women’s team – First Bank of Nigeria and 4 Men’s teams (2 each from Nigeria and Benin) have confirmed their registration at the expiration of the registration deadline of 16th October, 2017. Due to some other administrative issues, the date for the qualifiers for Men has been shifted to 11th-18th November, 2017 at the same venue in Lagos.”
“First Bank Basketball club of Nigeria has gotten automatic qualification to play in the final round for the Women Championship in Angola starting on the 3rd of November being the only club that registered in the zone,”he said.
Ahmedu urged interested countries under the zone to register their clubs in the men’s category of the tournament which will now hold in November. He also promised to update member countries on the latest information through emails and phone calls as events unfold.
Meanwhile, Ahmedu stated that the postponement does not in any way affect the FIBA International Statistics Certification Course slated for the 22nd and 23rd October, 2017 at the National Stadium, Lagos to be conducted by FIBA International Statistics instructor, Mr. Arnaud Sevaux.