By Maxwell Kumoye
Abuja the nation’s capital and the Ondo State capital Akure have been selected by the Premier Basketball League Management Committee (PBLMC) to host the conference finals of the 2023 NBBF Premier Basketball League next month.
The Chairman of the Premier Basketball League Management Committee, Babatunde Ogunade, made this known on Monday after a crucial meeting of the body held via video conferencing.
He explained that Abuja will play host to the Savannah Conference final while Akure will host the Atlantic Conference final and both events were run concurrently from the 4th to the 12th of November.
The top two teams at the end of each Conference final will advance to the Final 4 to be staged also in November.
Nigeria Customs, Nile University, Kano Pillars, Bauchi Nets, Plateau Peaks, Gboko City Chiefs, Gombe Bulls and Correctional Centre will fight for the two tickets from the Savannah Conference.
Rivers Hoopers, Lagos Legends, Police Batons, Delta Force, Hoops and Reads, Comets, Oluyole Warriors and defending champions Kwara Falcons will slug it out for the two available slots from the Atlantic Conference final.
Registration formalities for all the 16 clubs and players in the Premier is expected to be completed on or before the conference finals tip off on the 5th, arrival of all teams is the 4th of November.
The winner of the 2023 NBBF Premier Basketball League will represent Nigeria at the 2023 Basketball African League (BAL), the Final of BAL takes place at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.