AMK Foundation Team Nigeria to Mozambique 2017
The Board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), led by Engineer Ahmadu Musa Kida has secured sponsorship for the national cadet women team, which will be competing at the Women AfroBasket U-16 Championship, taking place in Beira, Mozambique, from August 3 to 12, 2017.
The Nigerian team will be sponsored to the African tourney by the AMK Foundation, a deal coming at the behest of the NBBF boss, who is also the president of the AMK Foundation.
Speaking in Lagos yesterday, the Vice President of the NBBF, Mr. Babs Ogunade said the Board members were elated at this development, which gives Nigeria and the U-16 women an opportunity to participate in the African youth tournament
“Coming just a few days after the inauguration of the board, it would have been a Herculean task to secure a sponsor for the team, which would have led to our absence at the event,” he said.
While also giving kudos to the Kida and his foundation, Mr. Ogunade added, “this is an indication that the present NBBF president and the board places a high premium on youth development.”
Female players, drawn mostly from participants at the recently concluded Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship reported to camp in Lagos a few days ago.
They are being handled by Coaches Fubara Onyenabo and Tony Nelson, with former international, Angela Nzekwe as chaperon.
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