Nigerians will still play prominent roles in the Final 4 taking place this weekend in the city of Luanda, Angola despite the failure of Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt and Defenders of Abuja to advance to the Final 4 of the AfroLeague 2018.
Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) has been appointed by FIBA Africa as one of the two technical delegates on duty during the Final 4 phase between 24th and 26th of May.
FIBA 2019 World cup bound referee, Kingsley Ojeaburu was also named as the only Nigerian referee alongside 11 others who will be upholding the rules of the beautiful game when the 4 best clubs in Africa converge on Luanda.
A letter addressed to the Nigeria Basketball Federation as well as the nominated officials stated that the NBA pre-competition clinic for all referees of the competition will be held on May 23rd with the FIBA physical fitness test also conducted on the same day.
According to FIBA, the championship featuring GD Primeiro Agosto (Angola), Smouha SC (Egypt), AS Sale (Morocco) and JSK of Tunisia will be officiated according to the FIBA Official Rules, 2018 Referee’s manual, two and three persons officiating.