NBBF congratulates Ugo Udezue as Anambra Basketball Chairman

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has congratulated Ugo Udezue who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Anambra State Basketball Association.

A letter signed by the Secretary General, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi on behalf of the board, described his appointment as “well-deserved and a call to do more for the growth of basketball in Anambra State in particular and Nigeria in general.”

Reacting to an official memo addressed to it by the Chairman of the Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Tony Chuma Oli, the board said the news never came as a surprise going his support and various contributions to the development of basketball in the state.

“On behalf of the President of the Federation and the entire basketball family in Nigeria and the Diaspora, we congratulate you on your appointment.

“The appointment is in line with our vision of having more young people with fresh ideas coming into basketball administration. We hope that the experiences garnered over the years within and outside Nigeria would be brought to bear,” the board said.

The appointment of the former Nigerian international took effect on the 1st of March, 2021.

Udezue is the Chief Executive Officer of AFA Sports Apparel – the official kit sponsor of the Nigeria Women’s National team since 2017 as well as the founder of the Continental Basketball League.