Rivers Hoopers to withdraw from FIBA ABL

Rivers Hoopers to withdraw from FIBA ABL

Rivers Hoopers have decided to withdraw from the maiden edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball League due to financial reasons.

With only few days left to its first game, the team is still in Port Harcourt with little or no funding to travel to Morocco to honour her fixtures.

General Manager of the club Ifie Ozaka says the club is considering sending a letter to FIBA notifying them of Rivers Hoopers intention to pull out of the competition.

However, Ozaka stopped short but to call the attention of the club’s sponsor, Rivers State Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike to please see to the team’s plight.

A potential withdrawal of Rivers Hoopers from the ongoing FIBA Africa Basketball League will lead to a ban from subsequent FIBA Africa Club competitions and a huge fine for failing to participate.

Rivers Hoopers are scheduled to play against host, AS Sale on Friday March 1, 2019.

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