FIBA threatens to sanction Nigeria over its decision to withdraw from international competitions for two years.

Written by on May 25, 2022

World basketball body; the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has threatened to sanction Nigeria over its decision to withdraw from international competitions for two years.

FIBA, in a letter signed by its Head of Legal, Jaime Lamboy, and dated May 18, 2022, the body said Nigeria’s decision was in breach of Article 9.7 of FIBA’s General Statutes.

According to the letter addressed to Nigeria Basketball Federation President, Musa Ahmadu-Kida, read that Article 10.2 of the FIBA Statutes stated that on the initiative of the Secretary-General, FIBA Central Board may suspend a national member federation for the breach of Article 9.7.

Report says that the implication of the sanction would mean that Nigeria will miss out on the 2024 Olympic Games, as well as the 2025 World Championships for the male and female teams.

Kevin Madu


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