Gombe Bulls Basketball Club have filed a suit against the factional Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF Board led by Musa Kida at an Abuja High Court over its plan to organise an ‘abridged’ Premier Basketball League for the purpose of selecting the country’s representatives in the 2018/2019 Africa Basketball League, the Fiba Africa champion clubs tournament.
In the suit No. FHC/CS/1317/2018 filed on November 6, 2018 on behalf of the management of Gombe Basketball Association, the club is seeking an Order of Interlocutory Injunction prohibiting and/or restraining the Musa Kida – led NBBF from conducting any fresh Premier Basketball League for the “purposes of selecting men’s representatives of the 2018/2019 Africa Basketball League pending the determination of the substantive suit”.
Gombe Bulls argued that the 2018 Kwese Premier Basketball League which is the recognized avenue for such selection, has been concluded and they emerged champions while Kwara Falcons as runners-up qualified to represent the country at the continental championship.
It argued that it is non – partisan and therefore should not be dragged into the politics of the sport by either faction of the NBBF and approaching the court shows its commitment to defend its hard-won mandate to play in the continental tournament.
A date for the hearing of the suit is being awaited.