Abuja – The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Tuesday in Abuja announced the suspension of the Dodan Warriors male basketball club’s Technical Adviser, Adeka Daodu, over alleged misconduct.
A statement by the federation’s secretariat said the decision was taken by NBBF’s Technical Committee.
It said Daodu had approached the officials’ table and hit it with a towel while requesting for a time-out during their week 11 match against the Islanders of Lagos.
“The Technical Committee of the federation, after reviewing reports of the game played on May 16 in the 2013/2014 DSTV Men’s Basketball League, decided to act.
“This was with particular reference to the flagrant manner Daodu approached the officials table and hit it with his towel in a threatening manner while requesting for a time-out.
“Such combative approach to requesting for something that must be given to you as a rule does not augur well for the smooth conduct of our game and league.
“The action is unacceptable and is unbecoming of any official in any position in our league.
“To serve as a warning to others who may emulate that action and give him a break to reflect on his conduct during this game, Daodu is suspended for the next two games with immediate effect,’’ the release said.
It added that Daodu would not be allowed to sit on his team’s bench during the suspension period.
Meanwhile, a player of Union Bank basketball club of Lagos, William Ndounbe, has also been suspended for two matches for using foul language during their week 11 match against Royal Hoopers.
“Such action is injurious to the other players, officials and spectators in the arena, as well as to other followers on television, especially children.
“The player is therefore reminded that such behaviour does not speak well of him, his team and the federation, and it can drive away any kind of genuine interest in our game,” the statement read.(NAN)