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Nigeria Men’s premier basketball league Come Alive

22 teams will commence the race for the sole ticket for the 2021 NBA/FIBA Basketball African League on Tuesday.

11 teams from the Atlantic conference will converge on Akure for the conference phase while 11 teams will be in action in the Savannah Conference in Abuja.

Rivers Hoopers, Kwara Falcons, Raptors, Police Baton, Ondo Raiders, Islanders, Coal City, Impressions, CAMAC, Invaders and Lagos Warriors will slug it out at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Akure Township stadium.

The Indoor Sports Hall of the Package B (Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja) will play host to Kano Pillars, Niger Potters, Gombe Bulls, Customs, Reformers, Benue Braves, Nigeria Army, City Chiefs, Plateau Peaks and Bauchi Nets in the Savannah conference.

In a communiqué earlier issued to all clubs, refusal to honor the 2021 invitation will lead to automatic relegation to the Total Division One.

Players who competed at the just concluded Total National Division One and Two are status barred from competing in the premier league.

KIGALI, RWANDA – MAY 22: Robert Christopher Daniels #55 oand Victor Anthony Koko #11 of the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club celebrate a basket against the Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club at Kigali Arena on May 22, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda. (Photo by Nicole Sweet/BAL/Basketball Africa League via Getty Images)

With preparations already put in place by the Nigeria Basketball Federation, stakeholders are expecting a hitch free competition which promises to be keenly contested.

Match fixtures will be released after the Technical meeting on Tuesday.

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