Ministry’s illegal interim committee basketball – Kienka

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The director of the International Tennis Academy, Godwin Kienka, labeled the appointment of the Minister of Sports as an Interim Management Committee ‘illegal’, PUNCH reports.

The sports ministry on Friday announced it has created a 10 -man committee to oversee Nigerian basketball, after a two -year ban on international basketball.

The appointment came two weeks after sports minister Sunday Dare said a committee would be set up to oversee basketball leagues in the country, after announcing Nigeria’s withdrawal from all international basketball competitions for two years, after a lack of consistent leadership. in the Nigerian Basketball Federation.

In response to the intervention from the ministry, Kienka said, “I am sure most people will see the appointment of the committee as illegal and I also think that the ministry is absolutely wrong to take over the operation of the federation without a crisis.

“This is a crisis that is being dealt with by the ministry, which has no interest in basketball and sports in general. Basketball is advancing and we are looking forward to international tournaments. Who doesn’t like what’s happening?”

Kienka added, “We have momentum because we’re doing well, the girls are qualifying for the world championships, the guys are in the process and we’re the back-to-back champions. Why would you take the spotlight from them?

“The minister did damage to the sport in general and intervened and took this federation to shame.”

But one of the committee members, Aderemi Adewunmi, said the ministry’s decision was in the right direction.

“The service called me to come and solve the problem, whether legal or illegal, the Federal Government can respond,” he told PUNCH.

“As far as I am concerned, I was invited to come and resolve the Nigerian local league issue, which I will do because this is a national call. There is no way I will refuse. I will be loyal and committed to my job and what people think is legal does not matter.

“I have handled many national teams before and this will be a success because all the committees are not biased. We are not expected to pay salaries. We are committed to the job and we will do it to the maximum.

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