FIBA Africa has invited to Nigerian Technical Officials to officiate in the AfroBasket Women Tournament 2017, taking place in Bamako, Mali, from 18th – 27th August, 2017.
The duo are Ms. Adeola Oboro Evbwonwan, FIBA Certified Technical Commissioner who will serve in that capacity at the Tournament and Mr. Olusegun Adekambi, who will serve as Nigeria’s FIBA Accompanying Referee.
While wishing the duo a successful outing at the tournament, the NBBF hereby express satisfaction at the development which augurs well for Nigerian Basketball.
It is observed that it had been a rarity in the past for a Technical Commissioner and Referee from Nigeria to be invited to an African Tournament at the same time, and this development is, therefore, an indication of the confidence FIBA is beginning to have on Nigerian basketball.
Ms Adeola Oboro Evbwonwan serves under the auspices of Edo State Basketball Association while Mr. Olusegun Adekanbi is under the Lagos State Basketball Association.