Basketball Premier League Season Dunks Off


Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, has announced the dunk off date of the 2011/2012 DSTV Premier Basketball League.

In a press statement issued by the spokesman of the NBBF, Segun Ikuesan, the league will dunk off on 25 February, 2012. According to Ikuesan, the date was arrived at after the federation took into consideration appeals from the 16 clubs from the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences.

Officials of the NBBF are expected to hold a stakeholders meeting with teams in the Atlantic Conference in Lagos on 16 February, while that of Savannah Conference is scheduled for 18 February in Abuja.

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