Nigeria will host the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship Zonal Elimination finals, its first in 10 years. The hosting rights of the event was awarded to the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, by FIBA Africa Zone 3 after it met all the criteria set for prospective hosts. Musa Kida, President of the NBBF, said clubs participating in the elimination series will only be worried about internal transportation, accommodations and payment of allowances for their players. The event slated for October 19 to 29 according to him was also part of plans to rewrite the story of Nigerian basketball as a force to reckon with in Africa. The federation is also reported to be considering a bid for the 2017 FIBA Africa Women’s Club Championship in November.