By Olayinka Elebute And Oluwole Francis
The fate of players and technical official in the new NBBF is set to experience a new dawn, as elections into the federation is getting popular representative in the election conducted today at the indoor sports complex of the MKO Abiola stadium Abuja.
Former head Coach of National Basketball team of Nigeria and Nigeria Custom Service, Scot Nnaji emerged the winner defeating Ogoh Odaudu with 19 to 18 votes in the Technical Representative
In the Players election held earlier before the Technical election, Stanley Gumut of Nigeria Custom Services defeated Yakubu Usman 25-12 in the Players Representative election held at the same venue.
According to coach Scott Nnaji, that his presence on the board that he want to rewrite the history by making sure that the national teams have home based coaches in the technical crew.
While speaking with Sports journalist after his popular victory, Stanley Gumut promised to speak the truth and fight for the players’ right.
Earlier, the embattled president of NBBF Musa Kida, was allegedly to have called the Secretary General of federation, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi to stop the election from being conducted. It took the intervention of the minister, Sunday Dare who insisted that the election should go on before both elections were conducted and the player and the technical representative get their wish.