The basketball national teams of B&H are these days stringing exceptional successes and bringing joy to many BH fans. As confirmed by the Minister of Civil Affairs of Bi&H Adil Osmanovic, this Ministry, i.e. the Council of Ministers of B&H, reached a decision to help the Basketball Federation of B&H with 100.000 BAM and to thus partially overcome the difficult financial situation in which this federation found itself.
Igor Stojanovic, the director of the basketball national teams whom there are currently seven, said yesterday that the successes of the BH basketball players are the result of the work of the Basketball Federation of B&H, that has been bringing together the best young basketball players from all parts of B&H for the past four years.
Stojanovic said that some institutions stand behind these yound people, but not those who should, especially referring to the Council of Ministers which should, he stated, allocate the funds for the state national teams. Due to this, the state basketball national team relies on other levels of authority.
Adil Osmanovic, the Minister of Civil Affairs of B&H, said that he is aware of the problem in which the Basketball Federation of B&H is, as well as the other sports federations at the state level, adding that they are trying to provide solutions for them.
“Some 15 days ago, The Ministry of Civil Affairs of B&H launched the initiative to allocate some funds from the budget reserve for the Basketball Federation of B&H, but also for the Olympic Committee of B&H. The means in the amount of 100.000 BAM will be allocated for each, and the Council of Ministers of B&H has already adopted this decision, and it is just being waited for it to be published in the Official Gazette of B&H”, said Osmanovic.
Osmanovic added that the Council of Ministers of B&H will consider some other options to help the Basketball Federation of B&H, which has been achieving superb results.
“In my opinion, the Council of Ministers of B&H should allocate even greater financial resources for the federations at the state level in the budget for 2016”, Osmanovic said.