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Knee Injury Stops Okafor’s Season

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury that requires surgery, his team said. A statement said Okafor, 20, will be sidelined for up to six weeks – meaning his season is over with the Sixers long since eliminated from playoff contention with only eight wins in 64 matches. “Jahlil recently ...

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Adelanwa Slams NBBF’s Strategies

-Raises Dust Over D’Tigress Preparation -Rates Team Low For Olympic Qualifiers By Abdulfatai Sobande, Abeokuta Former national basketball team handler, Alabi Adelanwa has taken a swipe at the level of preparation by Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) for the country’s female squad, D’Tigress, who he believes are not ready for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification tournament slated to hold from ...

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Onyia Ready To Quit

-Says Basketball Gives Him Nothing By Lekan Adedeji lekan.adedeji@sportsdayonline.com Former Union Bank Basketball Club of Lagos captain, Onyia Obum has revealed that he is ready to abandon the game in order to face his family, as he declares he gets nothing out of it. While telling SportsDay that he is not sure if he is going to participate in the ...

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Faye Stays Positive For Senegal

 Muhammad Faye’s future with the Senegal national team remains uncertain, but the 30-year-old forward is adamant his country can do well in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Manila, Philippines. The Western Africans, who claimed a fourth-place finish at AfroBasket 2015 last August in Tunisia, will face Turkey and Canada in Group A, looking to finish in the ...

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D’Tigress Need More Effort – Ogoke

D’Tigress point guard, Sarah Ogoke is still glad she helped Nigeria claim a third-place finish at AfroBasket Women 2015 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, but admits they need more effort to succeed at this summer’s FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT). Back at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Nigeria beat Korea 68-64, and Ogoke who was 14 at the time, is now one ...

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First Bank Recruit New Talents

-As Women Clubs Prepare For Zenith League In preparation for Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League, First Bank of Lagos and other clubs have begun recruiting players whom they believe will contribute to their success this season. First Bank Female Basketball Club head coach, Peter Ahmedu said they spent three days to screen all invited players and confirmed that the coaching ...

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Nnaji Prepares For Rio Qualifiers

D’Tigress coach, Scott Nnaji has said preparation plan for the Women Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) is already underway as draft programme would be concluded by May. Four years ago, D’Tigers stunned the basketball world by grabbing one of three qualifying tournament spots for the London 2012 Olympics, now their female counterparts look to repeat the feat in the 2016 FIBA ...

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Aderemi Takes Kwara Falcons’ Saddle

-As Clubs Make Plans For New Season There is evidence all over the country that many clubs in the DStv Basketball League have begun to prepare for this season, this began with Kwara Falcons announcement of the appointment of Adewunmi Aderemi as head coach. Another activity in the Nigerian male league is pronouncement of date when screening will begin Oluyole ...

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Ladies Recruit For Zenith League

In preparation for Zenith Bank Basketball League, some of clubs have begun recruiting players whom they believe will contribute to their success this season. First Bank Female Basketball Club spent three day to screen all the invited players, the Head coach of the team, Peter Ahmedu confirmed that the coaching crew were overwhelmed with the number of talents that showed ...

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Aminu Eyes Medal In Rio

Nigeria’s men’s senior national team, D’Tigers forward Al-Farouq Aminu has set his sight on returning home with a medal from Rio 2016, which he described as a big goal to be achieved by any player. Back in August, in Rades, Tunisia, Aminu averaged 12 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in helping Nigeria win AfroBasket 2015 for the country’s first-ever ...

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