I’m absolutely interested in the next NBBF elections ― Tijani Umar

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Alhaji Tijani Umar is the immediate past President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation. His reign witnessed a tremendous rise in the stock of Nigeria Basketball. They midwifed the national team to annex the African Men and women Championship titles and qualified the male team for two straight Olympics.

His attempt to return as NBBF President was truncated when the former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung ensured his favoured candidate, Musa Kida took over under very controversial circumstances. The result is the crisis that has rocked Nigeria basketball to date

TJ, as the former President is fondly called, was in Lagos a few weeks back to witness the unveiling of the Organised Basketball Network (OBN) Academy. He spared a few minutes to chat with Jacob Ajom.

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How do you see this concept in Nigerian Basketball?

Let me say that Obinna has taken the first right step. It is about investing for the greater good of the game and the kids in…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper