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First Bank Retain Basketball Trophy

First Bank ladies defeated First Deepwater women 84-53 Saturday night to retain the Zenith Bank Women’s League title. The match which was played at the National Stadium, Lagos played out according to bookmakers predictions, Pius Ayinor reports for Extrasportsnigeria.com. The Elephant ladies won all four quarters at 22-11; 45-22; 65-47 and finally 84-53. Deepwater coach and a former national off ...

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WOMEN AFROBASKET IN MALI: COACH ADELANWA TIPS D.TIGERESS TO QUALIFY

Nigeria’s Veteran Basketball Coach, Alabi Adelanwa is confident of the D.Tigress’ chances of picking a qualification ticket to represent Africa at the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) 2018 Women World Cup in Spain. The former national team handler in a recent chat with SportsDay at the Alake Sports Centre in Ijeja, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, tipped the country’s ...

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Lagos Agog For Zenith Basketball League

Lagos has come agog with great expectations, as all eight teams expected to compete for honours in the finals of the 13th Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League arrived on Saturday. Action is scheduled to start on Monday at the National Stadium in Surulere, after all officials of the competing teams met at a technical meeting on Sunday at the event ...

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Mali 2017: Sam Vincent returns to Nigeria basketball

Sam Vincent has returned to Nigeria basketball after about a decade absence as he leads the national women’s team to the 2017 AfroBasket for Women, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. The competition will hold from August 18 to 27 in Bamako, Mali. The Vice president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Babs Ogunade confirmed to that the American will be on ground in Atlanta ...

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Chicago Bulls Snatch Lakers’ Nwaba

NBA team, Chicago Bulls have claimed Nigerian-born free agent David Nwaba off waivers, after league rivals, Los Angeles Lakers waived him in order to free salary space to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million deal. Nwaba was called up to The Lakers last season, after they were intrigued with his development and defensive abilities, following which he went ...

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First Bank, Dolphins Rule Zenith Bank League

First Bank and Dolphins Basketball Clubs of Lagos started the 4th stage of the Zenith Women Basketball League on a bright note in Ibadan on Saturday. The defending champion, First Bank were in devastating form as they whipped old rivals, First Deepwater 102-62 while Dolphins also defeated AHIP Queens 98-81. Both sides were yet to lose a match in the ...

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Oyedeji Tutors U-19 Players On Life Lessons At FIBA W/Cup 2017

Players at the FIBA U-19 Basketball World Cup 2017 were reminded that basketball is much more than just a game as they received important life lessons on a range of topics from two former long-time successful international star,including  Nigeria’s OLumide Oyedeji. Oyedeji who was joined by Boniface N’Dong of Senegal addressed all 16 teams in Cairo as ambassadors of the ...

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Basketball Star Busts Internet With Naked Photo

-Says Black Is Hot And Beautiful A Nigerian-American basketball player has caused serious buzz on the internet after posing completely naked for a Magazine. Nneka Ogwumike is a Nigerian American basketball player who plays forward for the Los Angeles Sparks. The young woman caused a stir recently when she posed nude for ESPN. Ogwumike will be one of 23 athletes ...

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NBA draft: D’Tigers Voigt Sees Bright Future For Nigeria

Five players of Nigerian descent were among the talented basketball players selected with the 2017 NBA Draft late on Thursday. The unprecedented number is just one year into the NBA got the national coach of Nigeria William Voigt quite excited and he reacted to the development in a sentence reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. Voigt who won Nigeria its first African cup has ...

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NBBF Elects New Board Till 2021

The Nigeria Basketball Federation on Monday elected members into the board that will run the affairs of the sports till 2021. Those elected are Tijjani Umar- president and North East rep, Olumide Oyedeji, Vice president and FIBA world rep, Alh Muktar Kaleh, FIBA Africa rep, Dr Joseph Adeyemo from Kwara, North Central rep, Mustapha Suleiman from Kano, North West rep, ...

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