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D’Tigress Lauds Musa Kida’s Effort In Wake Of Federal Government Ban Lift On Basketball – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria

D’Tigress of Nigeria has lauded the efforts and contributions of the federation president, Musa Kida in wake of the van lift on basketball.

The federal government rescinded the ban on basketball after months of chaotic atmosp. resulting to D’Tigress withdrawal from the WNBA world cup with Mali taking thier spot.


The ban lift was aided by the intervention from concerned stakeholders, former Nigerian International basketballers, well meaning Nigerians and a letter of appeal by Musa Kida on behalf of the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation(NBBF).

The decision of the Federal Government to withdraw from international basketball for two years has been rescinded.


Kida’s letter of appeal dated June 17, 2022 addressed to the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare, among other things apologised to Mr President and the Minister over the embarrassment the issues around the game and the conduct of some of its actors have brought on the nation.

Appealing to him to use his good offices to approach President Buhari for the reversal of the self imposed ban.


The appeal letter also gave key undertakings to immediately set in motion the process of the NBBF Statures review, and the reconciliation of all contending and aggrieved parties both home and abroad as well as commiting to work in tandem with the Ministry.

The team’s official handle read, “the federal government has rescinded the ban on basketball. We thank everyone of you for the support”.


“We would also like to thank our President Musa kida for his efforts”.

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