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Pillars, Bulls Qualify For Continental Contest

Nigerian basketball clubs, Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls have qualified for the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship, where they will represent West Africa Zone B at the continental contest in Tunisia. At the end of the competition hosted by the Nigeria Basketball Federation in Lagos, Kano Pillars Basketball club went unbeaten winning all their five games played against Gombe Bulls, ...

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Okworogun Recounts Hurdles In Success With D’Tigress

Dolphins of Lagos female basketball club coach, Ochuko Okworogun has relieved the experience and thrills of being part of the technical crew of Nigeria’s winning female basketball team, D’Tigress, at the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket in Mali. Okworogun, who was an assistant coach in the squad, recounted how she used her several years of experience in the trade to aid the ...

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NOC Fail To Resolve Nigeria’s Basketball Crisis

Crisis continues unabated in the corridors of the leadership of Nigeria basketball, as a peace meeting called by the country’s Olympic committee to resolve the issue ended in deadlock. Nigerian basketball was plunged into crisis after winner of an election inKano  on June 12, Tijani Umar failed to submit to Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and sports ministry in their decision ...

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Rivers Hoppers’ Setback Leaves NBBF Disappointed

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have admitted disappointment over the non-elligibility Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt for participation in this year’s FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship elimination competition in Lagos. Speaking on behalf of the board, AdamuDeshiJanlong said the directive communicated to the NBBF was a rude shock to their plans of having five teams represent Nigeria at the zonal ...

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NBBF sad over Rivers Hoopers ouster

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has expressed sadness over the inability of the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Federation to participate in the ongoing FIBA Africa zone 3 club championship elimination for men. The federation said the directive which was communicated to the NBBF through Zone 3 was a rude shock after all plans have been concluded to have 5 teams represent Nigeria ...

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NBBF appoints LOC, sub-committee for FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship

The Nigeria Basketball federation has put in place a Local Organizing Committee and sub committees for the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship elimination starting on the 11th of November 2017. The LOC comprising heads of sub committees alongside NBBF Secretary General, Chimezie Asiegbu, Joe Apu (Zone 3 Administrative Secretary) and Ali Boukari (FIBA Media Supervisor) will be headed ...

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NBBF Pick Five Clubs For FIBA Zonal Tourney

Five Nigerian basketball clubs – Mark Mentors, Civil Defence, Kano Pillars, Rivers Hoopers and Gombe Bulls – will represent the country at this year’s FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship elimination series. Ahead of the competition, which starts in Lagos this Saturday, November 11, Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) president, Ahmed Musa-Kida said they took the decision after meeting  with FIBA ...

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D’Tigers are African champions again!

It was yet another landmark achievement for the Engineer Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation on Sunday evening as Nigeria emerged the inaugural champions in the men’s category of the 2017 FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup beating Cote d’ Ivoire in the final game by 21 to 9 points. The Nigerian team led by Azuoma Dike left no one in doubt ...

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NBBF invite 16 For FIBA Africa 3×3 Tourney

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have invited 16 players to camp ahead of the FIBA Africa 3×3 Championships in Lome, Togo; ahead of which the men and women teams will camp for eight days starting from November 1. First Bank duo NkechiAkashili and ChiomaUdeaja, who were in the squad that won the 2017 Afrobasket Women’s Championship in Mali, lead the list ...

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NBBF holds FIBA statistics training/certification after 13 years

For the first time in 13 years, a  2-day intensive statistics course and certification was conducted and concluded on Monday by the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) in conjunction with the Engineer Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). 74 participants took part in the latest basketball techniques, rules, interpretation and records keeping during live games, taught by FIBA ...

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