The 2021 men’s Total Division One Basketball League will commence on Saturday, 26 June at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium the Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced.
Eleven teams in the Savannah conference and 9 teams in the Atlantic Conference will be competing for four slots in the Total sponsored national finals.
Apa Flames (Benue) will compete against Kano Pyramid (Kano), Zamfara Shooters (Zamfara), Yobe Desert Warriors (Yobe), AHIP Giants (Kano) and Gombe Jewels (Gombe) in the Savannah Conference.
Other teams include Taraba Hurricanes (Taraba), Golden Touch, Safety Knights, Nile University of Abuja and Ahmadu Bello University Kings from Zaria completes the team in the Savannah Division.
In the Atlantic conference, Nigerian Air Force Rockets will be up against OS Lions from Osun, Comets (Lagos), Police Bombers (Lagos), Brave Heart, Oilers of Lagos, Chuba Ikpeazu of Anambra, Enugu Coal City Basketball and Edo Beads from Benin City.
With most teams already on ground, the mandatory pre-match and technical meeting will be held on Saturday morning at the NBBF secretariat before action commences.
The national finals of the Total Division One will take place between 7 and 12 July.