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D’Tigress Beat Greece, Meet USA In Quarter-finals

Nigeria’s female basketball national team, D’Tigress on Wednesday became the first African team to advance to the quarter-finals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup, after beating Greece 57-56, and will next face United States of America in the last-8 on Friday. Evelyn Akhator led the way with her third double-double of the competition scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds, Ezinne …

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Abdulrahman calls for more Kogi United’s attacking composure

… Bemoans key decisions in club’s loss to ABS Tunde Abdulrahman, Head Coach of Nigeria National League, NNL side Kogi United has charged his side to be more clinical in the final stages of attacks so the club could actualize her dream of picking one of the playoffs tickets for the premier league. Abdulrahman was reacting on Wednesday following United’s …

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Abdulrahman Admits Kano Pillars’ Potentials

Gombe Bulls basketball club coach, Abdulrahman Mohammed is still relishing his side’s conquest of the National Handball Premier League in Lagos, but admits they got a scare from Kano Pillars in the semi-finals. The coach was happy that Gombe Bulls defeated Kwara Falcons 81-67 to win their first league title, but said the final was not as difficult as the …

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Total/NBBF National Division 2 Finals Get October Date

The City of Lagos will be agog with basketball activities between the 23rd and 27th of October as 8 teams converge on the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium for the National Finals of the Total/NBBF Division 2 league. The Nigeria Basketball Federation Secretary, Chimezie Asiegbu made the announcement after extensive deliberations with the board, the sponsor, participating teams …

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Ahmedu Rubishes Value Of Kwese Basketball League

FIBA Africa  Zone 3 president, Col Sam Ahmedu has stated that the just concluded Kwese Premier Basketball League in Kano was an invitational competition. Ahmedu, who is also member of Ahmadu Musa-Kida led board of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) stated in an interview with sports247.ng that the competition was not organised by the right body. While stressing that Kida’s board …

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Abdulrahman Wants Recognition For Gombe Bulls

Gombe Bulls coach, Abdulrahman Mohammed wants official recognition from Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) for the newly crowned 2018 Kwese Basketball Premier League (KBPL) champions. The Tijani Umar-led NBBF organsied the competition, but the board of Ahmed Musa-Kida, which is recognised by the global body, FIBA, has washed its hands of the league. In reaction, Abdulrahman said the league in Kano …

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NBBF Shifts Attention Home After World Cup Heroics

For many wondering what comes next after the 2018 World Cup heroics of the D’Tigress, the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida has assured that attention will now be shifted to the grassroots and various domestic leagues being organised by the federation. Kida while speaking with NBBF media said that to ensure the sustainability of the achievements …

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Kano Pillars Fail To Reach Kwese League Final

Kwese Basketball Premier League (KBPL) defending champions, Kano Pillars failed to reach this year’s final, after falling 63-66 to Gombe Bulls. Despite playing at home in Kofar Mata Sports Hall of Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, sports247.ng reports that Pillars fell apart, after leading in the early quarters of the game, as they lost steam. Consequently, the holders crumbled in the …

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D’Tigress Beat Greece, Meet USA In Quarter-finals

Nigeria’s female basketball national team, D’Tigress on Wednesday became the first African team to advance to the quarter-finals of the FIBA Women’s World Cup, after beating Greece 57-56, and will next face United States of America in the last-8 on Friday. Evelyn Akhator led the way with her third double-double of the competition scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds, Ezinne …

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Kwese League Semi-finals Shake Kano On Saturday

Action will reach another height on Saturday in the Kwese Basketball Premier League Super-8, as both semi-final matches will hold same day in Kano. Top of the pack will be defending champions, Kano Pillars gunning for a 10th straight final at the expense of Gombe Bulls, while Hoops & Read will go against Kwara Falcons in a quest for their …

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