Algeria / 1B National Championships: Possible boycott in view
The direct integration of ES Belouizdad 1B national championship (Algerian second division) is creating confusion within the championship. A petition citing a possible boycott of the play-downs has been signed by five clubs is not making the already troubled Algerian basketball championship a favor. According to the petition, signed by the five club Presidents (OM Médéa, MSMMH Hadjout, ASPTT of Alger, JIS Reghaïa and ARBEE Alger-Centre) one team is being favored. ESB has not attained the various stages that can permit them to officially integrate the championship, which constitutes a transgression of laws set by the sports association. In the face of the passive reaction from the Federation and the various arms of the league, the authorities of the five clubs have decided to express their dissatisfaction in the local press.