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Yahaya Lauds D’Tigers’ Bronze Feat

-Sings Praises Over Africa Games Performance   Nigerian men’s senior basketball national team, D’Tigers forward, Abdul Yahaya has given kudos to his mates and coaches for what he believes was a great job from them all at the recent Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo Republic. The most valuable player at the2015 DSTV final 8 play offs said the defeat his ...

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Mali Almost Beat Us – Sani

-Says Inconsistency Nearly Cost D’Tigers Bronze D’Tigers’ coach, Ahmed Sani has said his team were inconsistent in their last match at the Africa Games and nearly lost the bronze medal to Mali, despite controlling the encounter for the first two quarters in the absorbing consolation clash. The Nigerian team was 13 points ahead after the first half (first two quarters), ...

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D’Tigress Beat Angola 61-59

-Land In Female Basketball Final Nigerian women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, are through to the final of the women’s basketball event after beating Angola 61-59 in the semi-final. Angola had defeated Cameroun 58-51 in the quarter-final to book a date with the Nigerian girls who worked really hard to ensure they won the game to scale through to the final. Nigeria ...

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Adebayo Starts Rio 2016 Preparation

-Eyes Glory In Wheelchair Basketball Nigerian wheelchair basketball player, Aare Adebayo Saheed says he has commenced intense training, as he starts an early build-up towards next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He declared during an interview with SportsDay that he has already reached a high level of his preparation, but says he will continue working hard all the ...

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Egypt Dare D’Tigers In Semi-final

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers will on Wednesday come up against Egypt in the semi-final of the All Africa Games, while the female side, D’Tigress will face Angola same day in Brazzaville, Congo. Angola defeated Cameroun 58-51 in the quarter-final to qualify for the semi-final while the Nigerian girls defeated Gabon 73-65 to make it to the last four. D’Tigers ...

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Voigt Leads D’Tigers To Rio

-NBBF Board Member, Pinheiro Confirms Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) board member, Agboola Pinheiro has revealed that the American coach that took D’Tigers to AfriooBasket 2015 glory, Williams Voigt will take the team to Rio 2016 Olympics. Voigt was employed by the federation after the team had qualified for Afrobasketball championship in Tunisia and the on-going All-Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville. ...

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ALL AFRICA GAMES 2015: D’Tigress, Senegal Still Undefeated

As the 2015 All-Africa Games enter the final stages, both Nigeria and Senegal remain the only undefeated teams in the women’s basketball event in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. With just 10 days to go until AfroBasket Women 2015 tips off in Yaounde, Cameroon, the Nigerians lived up to aspirations as title contenders by holding off Cameroon 77-64 in Sunday’s Group ...

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Olumide Targets AAG Gold

London Lions’ basketball club star and D’Tigers captain, Olumide Oyedeji insisted that the Nigeria team have no other business in Congo Brazzaville than to win gold in the ongoing All Africa Games. Olumide, who disclosed this with SportsDay before travelling to Congo Brazzaville, claimed that Nigeria is a big name in Africa while talking about basketball even before the historical ...

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Tunisia Loss Woke Us Up – Oyedeji

-Relives D’Tigers’ AfroBasket Conquest Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball national team, D’Tigers captain, Olumide Oyedeji has reflected on the line of issues that saw his side emerge champions of AfroBasket 2015 and admitted that losing their third game against the host country, Tunisia was a wake-up call for him and his colleagues. Oyedeji stated as much Monday morning on Lagos Television ...

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Niagwan Congratulates D’Tigers

-Cherishes NBA Training Invitation   Plateau Peaks BC head coach, Jacqueline Niagwan has congratulated Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) and men’s senior national team, D’Tigers on their success at AfroBasket 2015. The female coach also expressed joy for the new development that is coming to Nigeria basketball, which has seen her invited to the NBA in America to upgrade her knowledge ...

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