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-The Nigeria Basketball Federation has refuted reports that Civil Defenders Basketball Club of Abuja have been thrown out of the ongoing FIBA Africa zone 3 club championship elimination becoming hosted in Lagos. 
  
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-Speaking earlier on Thursday at a press parley with members of the sports writers Association of [[http://​travel.nationalgeographic.com/​travel/​countries/​nigeria-guide/​|Nigeria]] in Lagos, the Vice President of the NBBF, Babatunde Ogunade said the Abuja primarily based club left without having consulting the [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​nigeria-forum/​nairaland/​|organisers]]. 
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-"The board had to bend backwards to accommodate Civil Defence. As you had been aware, they have been in the hotel for four days, slept and fed prior to they packed their baggage and left without having recourse to the board or the organisers."​ 
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-He described it as a little chink in the armour of the event as it has impacted the fixtures and numbers of games to be played by participating clubs. 
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-For Ogunade, the case is straightforward given that the club’s leader of delegation to the tournament Commandant Titus Ayodele is a member of the NBBF board. 
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-"They own their team and it’s not the job of NBBF to clear players for FIBA competitions. As Civil Defence, they run a basketball outfit. 
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-We have already sent them the guidelines one particular clear month prior to we even sent to Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls."​ 
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-The LOC chairman said, " Prior to we could attain them, they were already in Okene in Kogi state and there was nothing at all the federation could do because that was when I was away to obtain the cheque from the Honourable Minister for the victorious D’Tigress group."​ 
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-Meanwhile the President of FIBA Zone three and member of the FIBA Africa central board, Col.[[https://​Www.gov.uk/​government/​world/​nigeria|gov.uk]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) has described the facility and organisation as the greatest ever due to the fact assuming office as the president of the zone. 
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-"​Facility wise, this is one particular of the best facilities that have been made use of for club championships given that I became the president of the zone. Burkina Faso hosted in 2014, Benin hosted in 2015 and Togo hosted in 2016, the normal right here is really high. 
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-All of you have watched the games, there has been no blow-out except perhaps in one or two games. All the games have been close. "​Organization smart, it has been really good." 
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-He acknowledged that the withdrawal of Civil Defence has dampened the enthusiasm of the organisers, but the competitors will still continue as planned. 
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-"This is life and they are in charge of their [[http://​www.Economist.com/​topics/​nigeria|personal team]] and they chose not to play and they left. It does not affect those who will [[https://​Www.chevron.com/​worldwide/​nigeria|qualify]] . 
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-They have lost the chance to study and [[https://​www.Chevron.com/​worldwide/​nigeria|develop]] into better and they have exposed themselves to sanctions by FIBA and it is nobody’s fault."​ 
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-Matches will continue on currently.