The national first and second division basketball leagues begin today at the Sports Commission on Broad Street, amidst the threat of rain.
Virtually youthful outfit Kardinals, (3rd division champions) will rub shoulders with Deviers in the opening game at 5:p.m. while the triple champs LPRC Oilers will meet the tough 2nd division champions, Barnersville Celtic, at 6:30pm.
On Thursday, April 3, Uhuru Prince will face Du-Runners at 5:p.m. and C-Base will lock horns with S. Brothers.
However, the late starting of the basketball league has raised serious concerns among basketball fans.
Basketball fan Emmanuel Diggs complained about the late beginning of the league and said the league should have completed the first phase at the Sports Commission and continue with the second phase at the Samuel K. Doe’s Gym, during the raining season.
“As a number one priority and due to safety playing the game in the raining season is not the best decision to take,” basketball fan, Jeremy Parker said.
Meanwhile, Liberia’s basketball chief scribe Allen Goodridge, regretted the opening of the tournament in April, but said it was due to the lack of funds.
The 2013 LBA League closed on Saturday, March 22 instead of between November 2013 and February 2014.