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Kwese Premier League offers N45m prize money


African champions…Nigeria celebrating her FIBA Afrobasket Championship victory after beating Senegal by 65 to 48 points at the final played in Bamako, Mali yesterday. The victory also handed D’Tigresses passage to the World Championship as African champions. PHOTO: FIBA.BASKETBALL.COM.

Winners of the 2017 edition of the Kwese Premier Basketball League will take home N45 million on September 9 when the season ends at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.

This was disclosed yesterday by Tijjani Umar, the factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) in a press conference held at the Royal Tropicana Hotel, Kano.

Umar stated the KPL champions will get N20 million cash prize, while the second placed side will get N15 million and the bronze winner takes home N10 million.


He stressed that the sponsors, Kwese Sports, approved the prize monies, towards ensuring that Nigerian basketball players in the clubs and their officials are treated like true professionals and are given a sense of belonging.

He revealed that the NOC has called an Executive meeting to hold in Abuja today to begin the road to resolution of the basketball issue.

“The issue in Nigerian basketball cannot be wished away… it cannot also be swept under the carpet. “We must sit on a round table to reach a resolution and if that doesn’t work, we are ready for fresh elections,” he said.

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