Nigeria Basketball Federation has nominated Rivers Hoopers for the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 qualifiers starting November 11-18.
This was contained in a letter signed by the secretary general of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Chimezie Asiegbu and sent to the club on Tuesday.
“I am directed to inform you that the above mentioned competition starts at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos from 11th-18th November 2017. The Nigeria Basketball Federation has nominated your team as one of the teams to represent Nigeria under its auspice in the competition,” read the letter.
“In the light of the above, you are to convey your acceptance to participate in the competition as soon as possible preferably before 9th November, 2017 at mid-day to facilitate easy administration of the event.” The management of the club has since replied the letter sent by the Nigeria Basketball Federation accepting the invitation.
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There were doubts about the inclusion of Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls following their failure to reply NBBF’s query on their particapation at the final 8 tournament which took place in Kano in September.
That has now been settled, both teams will compete alongside Rivers Hoopers, Civil Defenders and Mark Mentors at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 Qualifiers in Lagos.