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Basketball 3×3: FIBA Africa Zone 3 Confirms June 18 Date

Posted: Jun 2, 2015 at 12:03 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A June 8 to 21 date has been approved by the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Board for the inaugural Basketball 3 x 3 tour billed for Lagos Nigeria. The event promises to be full of fun and entertainment.

President of the Zone’s Executive Board, Col Sam  Ahmedu (Rtd) of Nigeria, while confirming the date, stated

that all is now set for the event in the month of June with all eight countries in the Zone expected to be in attendance.

“The date for the inaugural 3 x 3 Tour holding in Lagos and organized by FIBA Africa Zone 3 is set. The event is billed for June 18 to 21, 2015 and all the eight countries in the Zone, namely Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’ Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Niger are expected to be on ground.”

He explained that the delay in the take off the programme by the Zone has been due to the general elections in Nigeria, noting that the Zone’s Executives Board delayed the event earlier scheduled

for April till June to ensure that all security concerns that may have spilled  from the elections were over and done with.

“This event had to be moved to June because we needed to ensure that all visiting teams can be assured of security given the fears of many around the world that the Nigerian electionswould be turbulent.”

However, we’re glad that there was no violence emanating from the polls and all is well. The Zone’s board is proud to say that we’re ready  for action as we promised on the day of our inauguration in Burkina Faso.”