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Choosing Nigeria over USA was easy- Jordan Nwora

The latest golden boy of Nigerian basketball, Jordan Nwora said the decision to play for the D’Tigers rather than wait for Dream Team was pretty easy because of the love for his fatherland. The University of Louisville undergraduate who has been tipped by many as a first round pick in the NBA draft next year said it was a great …

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Macron Assures Nigerian Youth On Basketball Development

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has assured Nigerians of his desire to assist the country with the growth and development of basketball in the country. Macron who was on working visit to Nigeria was physically present at the official partnership between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) in Lagos Wednesday. He said France’s inclusive public …

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D’Tigers Draws Senegal, I’Coast In W’Cup Qualifiers

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team have been drawn in Group F of the second round of qualifiers along with African giants Senegal, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, Ivory Coast and Mali for the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup in China. FIBA on Wednesday released the 60 qualifiers worldwide for the second round of the qualifiers for the tournament. For the first …

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Port Harcourt Gets NodFor African Badminton Event

Port Harcourt is set to host another continental sporting event, after Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) granted Nigeria hosting right for the 2019 All African Senior Badminton Championships. In a letter Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), the continental body conveyed approval for Port Harcourt, Rivers State to host the competition from 22nd to 28th April next year. This was in …

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Nwora Releases D’Tigers Final List For World Cup Qualifiers

The Head Coach of the men’s senior National team Alex Nwora has released his final team list for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers taking centre stage this weekend. The 12-man list announced at the team’s last training session on Thursday will be headlined by Sinchuan Blue Whales player and captain, Ike Diogu. Others are Omoerah Keith Sado (Baerum Basket, …

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Lagos Fans Thrill Diogu As World Cup Qualifiers Kick Off

Ike Diogu is looking forward to an awesome time in front of the Lagos crowd when the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers for men dunks off this weekend. Speaking after their last practice before their campaign against Uganda gets underway on Friday at the renovated Indoor Sports of the National Stadium, Diogu is optimistic that the fans can provide the …

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D’Tigers Face Benin Republic In Final Tune-up

D’Tigers will face Benin Republic on Wednesday in tune up game as part of preparations for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers for men. The game will hold at the newly renovated Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos at 6pm. The game is the third the team will be playing after their double leg encounter with Cote d’Ivoire …

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Diogu Is D’Tigers Talisman For 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers

If everything works out as planned, D’Tigers team will be relying on the quality leadership and experience of team captain, Ike Diogu when they file out for their FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers in Lagos. D’Tigers head coach, Alex Nwora said this at the weekend while speaking with the media department of the Nigeria Basketball Federation in Lagos as they …

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D’Tigers Tour Cote d’Ivoire Ahead OfFIBA Qualifiers

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball national team, D’Tigers have embarked on a playing tour of West Africa, ahead of their participation in the 2019 FIBA Men’s Senior World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria are grouped alongside Uganda, Mali and Rwanda for the competition billed to hold in Lagos, ahead of which D’Tigers’ camp opened on Wednesday. The team of 12 players and six …

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Chimezie Metu Joins San Antonio Spurs

NBA franchise, San Antonio Spurs have selected Nigerian-born rookie, Chimezie Metu in the American professional basketball league’s 2018 draft with the youngster out as the number 49 overall pick. This comes after Metuhad another productive season at USC, practically matching 2016-17’s numbers across the board. Big, athletic and skilled, Metu brings an intriguing scoring repertoire to the NBA post, with …

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