Gombe Bulls Basketball Club and Kwara Falcons Basketball Club have dragged the Musa Kida NBBF Board to an Abuja High Court over its plan to organise an ‘abridged’ Premier Basketball League for the purpose of selecting the country’s representatives.
In the suit No. FHC/CS/1317/2018 filed on November 6, 2018 on behalf of the managements of Gombe Basketball Association and Kwara Basketball Associations, the clubs are seeking an Order of Interlocutory Injunction prohibiting and/or restraining the Musa Kida – led NBBF from conducting any fresh Premier Basketball League for the “purpose of selecting men’s representatives of the 2018/2019 Africa Basketball League pending the determination of the substantive suit”.
They argued that the 2018 Kwese Premier Basketball League which is the recognized avenue for such selection, has been concluded and Gombe Bulls as champions and Kwara Falcons as runners-up qualified to represent the country at the Continental Championship.
Both teams argued that they are non – partisan and therefore should not be dragged into the politics of the sport by either faction of the NBBF and approaching the court shows their commitment to defend their hard-won mandate to play in the continental tournament.
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A date for the hearing of the suit is being awaited.
Meanwhile, ACLSports.com can confirm that Police Baton Basketball Club have arrived Port Harcourt on Sunday for the league scheduled for Tuesday November 13- Saturday November 17.
Only two teams are confirmed ready to participate in the league, host Rivers Hoopers and Police Baton.