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J’Tigress’ Coach Hails Ibeh

-After Top Form At FIBA U-16 Africa Women Championship Raptors Basketball Academy’s head coach, Charles Ibeziakor has described one of the J’Tigress top players in the FIBA Africa U16 Women Championship, Chinelo Lucy Ibeh, as a promising basketball player who will make Nigeria proud. The coach, who said this in an exclusive interview with Sports Day yesterday, revealed that the ...

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NBBF Pick Tari Preh For Boys’ Team

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have selected former International and Ahmadu Bello University basketball icon, Tari Preh, to be the head coach of the National U-16 team preparing for the 2015 Afrobasket taking place in Bamako, Mali from July 30 to August 8, 2015. Preh would be assisted by 2013 Afrobasket assistant coach, Ogoh Odaudu. Some young coaches would be invited ...

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Bakare Advocates Support For D’Tigers

Former D’Tigers Coach Basketball Club Ayodele Bakarehas expressed his excitement over the coaching crew leading the national senior men team to Afrobasket 2015 in Tunisia. Although the former coach believes that the preparation for the tournament is very slow yet he is elated by the news of appointment of Coaches William Voight, Ayinla Johnson and Abdulrahman Mohammed the development which ...

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Onisola Praises Kwara Falcons

-Says Technical Crew Responsible For Success   Kwara Falcons BC head coach, Steve Onisola has commended the technical crew of the team for the effort they put in which resulted to the victory the team had in the encounter against Union Bank BC on Friday. The coach believes that lack of concentration from the players was responsible for the loss ...

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FIBA Africa 3×3 Success Thrills Gumut

-Dedicates Award To Mate The Senior Men Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the just concluded FIBA Africa Zone 3 3×3 Basketball Championship, Stanley Gumut has expressed satisfaction at the championship as he believes it helps the growth of the game in the zone. The Mark Mentors player who appreciated his team-mates for making it possible for him to win the ...

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Eli Blames Coach For Bulls’ Loss

-Reveals Effects Of Crew’s Miscommunication Contrary to the belief of some fans of Gombe Bulls, the team’s point guard, Abraham Eli says their loss in week 10 of the DStv Basketball League on Friday to Kano Pillars was due to the miscommunication from the technical crew. Eli told Sports Day that Pillars were more technical than his side so this ...

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Lautier-Ogunleye Shines In Paris

Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye was part of a select team that represented the UK in a House of Hoops ’3on3′ tournament in Paris. The tournament, coinciding with Quai 54, launched the new House of Hoops legacy court in the French capital. Dwayne, alongside other talented Brits, Jamell Anderson, Myles Hesson and Conner Washington, came together for a special weekend reaching the final ...

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Age Doesn’t Affect Me –Awojobi

Former national player, Tunji Awojobu has revealed that his love for basketball and the way he takes care of himself keep him active in the dunk and slam game despite his age. The 42 year old former NBA player told Sports Day that the sportl is a lovely game and for a player to have success he has to give ...

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Sobogun Rates Dstv Basketball League

.Says It Is The Best In Africa Oluyole Warriors Basketball coach, Taye Sobogun has rated DStv Premier Basketball League as the best in Africa as none of the countries in Africa has been able to meet up to the level of the league in the continent. The coach who assisted Lagos Islanders coach, Erin Folami in the just concluded DStv ...

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DStv PBL: Islanders Wipe Oluyole At Landmark Centre

Islanders’ basketball club of Lagos was in splendid form last Friday when it hosted Oluyole Warriors basketball club of Ibadan at the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos with an emphatic 93-60 point’s victory. Islanders opened the week-8 pairing of the DStv Premier Basketball League with a 26-08 points first quarter win but peep talk from the bench of the ...

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