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FIBA appoints D’Tigers’ ex-skipper into player’s panel


THE Central Board of the Federation of International Basketball (FIBA) has appointed former D’Tigers’ captain, Olumide Oyedeji, into its Players’ Commission for the 2014 to 2019 term of office.
This is contained in a statement by Femi Adefeso, a member of the Media Committee of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), on Sunday in Abuja.
“Oyedeji’s appointment comes following his nomination by the NBBF in line with the criteria provided by FIBA, the world governing body of basketball.
“This is vis-a-vis his achievement on the court as well as his tireless work ethic in developing the game not only in his home country and Africa but across the globe,’’ the statement reads.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyedeji will serve in the newly-inaugurated FIBA Players’ Commission under the chairmanship of former Serbian international and NBA great Vlade Divac.
With Olumide’s appointment, Nigeria now has two members on FIBA’s Central Board with Dr. Abdullahi Muazu’s earlier appointment into the FIBA Medical Commission. (NAN)

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