The Nigeria Basketball Federation has condoled with the management, coaching staff and players of BlackGold Women’s Basketball Club of Abuja following their auto accident while returning to their base from the just concluded Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League National Final 8.
According to media reports, the bus which had 10 players, 2 Coaches and 4 other passengers drove onto a bump on the highway before tumbling into the gutter with all the four tyres facing upwards.
The federation, through the Chairman, Competitions Committee, Prof. Musa Yakassai described the incident as unfortunate but elated that no life was lost.
“We thank Almighty Allah for averting a major disaster. It would have been a sad day for the entire basketball family if anything tragic had happened to the team. “It would have dented the good work put in place by the federation and the sponsors for a successful 2019 Women’s basketball season.”
Despite failing to win any game and finishing in the eighth spot at the just concluded Zenith Women Basketball National Final 8, the league debutants- BlackGold won many hearts and fans for their unique style of basketball.
The NBBF lauded the timely intervention of fellow league participants who were just fortunate to arrive the scene few minutes after the ugly incident to provide the needed help in rescuing the injured.
Prof Yakassai said, “We sincerely appreciate the Good Samaritan gesture shown by Plateau Rocks Women’s Basketball Club coaches and players for their timely assistance in providing the needed assistance in rescuing the team and transporting the injured to the hospital.”