The Federation of International Basketball (FIBA), has announced Lagos, as the second time hosts of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation said that the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifier 4th round was billed to take place between Sept. 14 and Sept. 16, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
The Media Officer of NBBF, Afolabi Oni, in a statement issued on Saturday said that FIBA Secretary General, Alphonse Bile, communicated the decision to the federation on Friday.
“The decision to award the hosting the rights of the 4th window of the qualifiers was contained in a letter sent to NBBF secretariat by FIBA Africa Secretary General, Alphonse Bile on Friday.”
“The latest announcement has been described by many as an evidence of the growing confidence in Nigeria by FIBA Africa to be a major player on the African continent,” Oni said.