NBBF signs N600m sponsorship deal with Total

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has signed a N600 million sponsorship deal with oil giants, Total to become the title sponsor of the National Division One and Two basketball leagues.

NBBF President—Mr. Musa Kida Thursday at the Total Nigeria’s Head Office in Lagos said his board’s determination to develop at the game at the grassroots informed its decision to join forces with Total to provide an amiable environment for upcoming players to thrive.

He noted that the full sponsorship of the lower leagues, which is the first of its kind in the country, would feature 74 teams from across the nooks and crannies of the country.

“After spending 32 years in Total, I am delighted to be part of this milestone sponsorship deal with the oil company. When I assumed office, my focal point was to ensure basketball is played across the country at the domestic level. This sponsorship deal will assist the youths neglected at the grassroots to play basketball. The players would not gather at one venue to play basketball any more.

“The launching of this new league format is part of the present board’s achievements after D’Tigers and D’Tigress excelled at the African championships last year.

“I will also like to let you know that Nigeria would be hosting the second stanza of the World Cup qualifiers. Nigerians would now have the opportunity to watch their basketball stars,” Kida said.

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