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Udeaja Targets Third FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Crown For Nigeria

The FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017 Final Round taking place from September 15-24 may be five months away but Chioma Priscilla Udeaja is already foreseeing Nigeria emerging top at the end of a 12-team battle in Bamako, Mali. Senegal, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt are made up of female players like us and the difference only shows when the game is played.” – …

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NBBF Ready For 2017 Men, Women Basketball Leagues – Umar

 President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Tijjani Umar has said the body was prepared to start both Men’s and the Zenith Women Basketball Leagues this month after concluding all contractual agreements with sponsors. The NBBF President, who spoke ahead of the federation’s board meeting in Abuja at the weekend said Zenith Bank has released the N35million sponsorship money for the …

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Zenith Bank Splashes N35m On Women’s Basketball League

* New Season Dunks Off April 10 The 2017 Zenith Bank Basketball League has been scheduled to start on April 10 in Abuja with the financial institution committing N35m to the sponsorship of the competition. The Deputy Managing Director of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, on Tuesday at the Zenith Corporate headquarters in Lagos told newsmen that contributing to the development …

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UNILAG, BUK Rule AMK 3X3 Basketball

University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Bayero University Kano (BUK) have emerged national champions in the men and women category of the inaugural Nigeria Universities Games Association (NUGA) 3X3 Basketball Tour In Abuja. In what was a repeat of the final of the Southern League, the University of Lagos confirmed their superiority over University of Ibadan 14-11 to lift the gold …

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Magic Biyombo, Trailblazers’ Mccollum, Mundiays Of Nuggets Highlight NBA Game In Africa

– NBA Africa Game Returns to South Africa in Team Africa vs. Team World Format – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at …

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Basketball Continental Cups: D’Tiger, Tigress To Face Top-Ranked Teams In Build-Up

Nigeria’s senior men’s and women’s national teams will play international friendly games against top-ranked teams ahead of this year’s continental championships, the country’s basketball federation’s chairman Tijjani Umar announced. The Nigerians have been invited by Lithuania, Australia, France, Serbia and China. The reigning FIBA AfroBasket champions have automatically qualified for this summer’s continental event and, unlike most Africa national teams; …

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NBBF Secures $12m League Deal

.To Re-Launch D’Tigers’ Mascot The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced it has secured a $12 million sponsorship package for the local league. The deal which is for five years was unfolded when the basketball stakeholders gathered for its Annual General Meeting in Abuja. The federation’s Marketing Consultant, Kunle Raji, described the deal with an undisclosed global firm as the …

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NUGA Hooks AMK Foundation Agreement

In its bid at bringing a new lease of life for university sports, Nigeria University Games (NUGA) Basketball has concluded a sponsorship arrangement with the Ahmadu Musa Kida (AMK) Foundation to begin an annual 3-Aside Basketball Tournament from 2017. This was disclosed to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday by the NUGA Basketball Chairman, Professor Adamu Ahmed, who said he sees …

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Oyedeji Visits Access Bank Marathon Office

-Praises Ambode For Backing Athletics Over Football Nigerian basketball legend, Olumide Oyedeji has paid a surprise visit to the office of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The former NBA star, who has also seen top-flight action in China and England, said he made the visit to thank Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for supporting road …

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NBBF’s AGM Holds Monday

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) will this Monday, January 30, 2017 hold their Annual General Meeting in Abuja, during which the body’s board will give stakeholders an account of their operations in the past year, 2016. The federation will also hold an Awards Dinner on Tuesday, January 31 to recognise, appreciate and honour administrators, technical officials, sponsors, partners, contributors, players and …

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