The Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Musa Kida, has announced a new sponsor for the NBBF organized Divisions 1 and 2 leagues.
According to Kida, the sponsor will be announced on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at a brief media ceremony in Lagos, confirming that the deal will be a turn-around for all stakeholders, players and officials.
According to Kida in a statement released by NBBF, “This sponsorship agreement till date will be the biggest deal that has ever been signed at this level of our national league to cater for players in the lower divisions. We are used to gathering teams in a particular location for one week under the guise of playing Division 1 and 2 with players and respective clubs benefiting nothing at the end of the jamboree.”
“Under this new arrangement, the division will be targeted at grassroots players and rookies who are just at the developmental stage of the game with more games expected to be played.”
He also assured that the NBBF was working hard to deliver on its promise of securing a better life for players plying their trade in the domestic league.
“If we have been able to pull off such feat for Division 1 and Division 2, there are bigger plans for the Premier League division and the Zenith Bank sponsored Women’s League.”