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Rivers Prepare For Festival Basketball

In their preparation for the much-postponed National Sports Festival, Rivers State basketball team have begun preparing in order to standout in the competition. Speaking with SportsDay, the coach of the basketball team, Tekena Okumgba said the main key to success is early preparation which equips players ahead competitions. The team have started recruiting their contract players and make it open ...

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Pondexter Needs Knee Operation

New Orleans Pelicans forward Quincy Pondexter will undergo season-ending left knee surgery. Pondexter had yet to play this season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the offseason, with the team recently announcing a one-to-two week return timetable for him. New Orleans is now expected to consider several wing players for a 10-day contract, including free agent Elijah ...

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NBBF Set AGM For February 3rd

– At NIS Auditorium, Abuja Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have fixed their 2016 Annual Stakeholders Consultative forum for Wednesday 3rd February at National Institute for Sport (NIS) auditorium, National Stadium, Package B, Abuja. According to the statement from the NBBF secretariat, delegates which include Cooperate sponsors, Team owners, Club chairmen, Club secretaries as well players, coaches, technical officials and the ...

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First Bank Needs Fans’ Backing – Atosu

-Promises Supporters Glorious 2016 First Bank female basketball club of Lagos guard, Esther Upe Atosu has urged her club’s fans to keep supporting the team, as she promises that she and her colleagues will not disappoint their ardent followers. Esther in a chat with SportsDay appreciated the supports her club have been enjoying from the fans, she said if they ...

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Pillars Defeat Madagascar Foes

-Win Third Champions Club League Game 79-55   Kano Pillars had their first victory in the ongoing FIBA Africa Men’s Champions Cup after suffering defeats in their previous two matches, with victory against AS Cut of Madagascar 79 to 55 on Tuesday. They could not make Nigerians proud when they met Gezira of Egypt, who mercilessly beat them 83-58 in ...

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Nigeria Not Far Behind – Atosu

-Advocates For Better Facilities Nigerian female basketball clubs, First Bank and Dolphins participated at the just concluded FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup, in which they placed fourth and fifth respectively. In this interview with SportsDay’s slam-dunk guru, LEKAN ADEDEJI, D’Tigress and First Bank guard, Atosu Upe Esther spoke about the strengths and weaknesses of Nigerian basketball clubs in Africa… ………………………….. ...

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First Bank End 4th

-As Angola Win African Women Clubs Cup Nigeria’s favoured team, First Bank female basketball club of Lagos ended in fourth position at the FIBA Africa Women’s Club Basketball Championship in Luanda, after losing in the semi-final and this place match. While Nigeria’s second team, Dolphins, also of Lagos placed eighth, Angola’s 1º de Agosto finished tops, after beating the compatriots ...

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Okafor Apologises For Fighting

Philadelphia 76ers centre, Jahlil Okafor has apologised for getting involved in a fight in Boston. The apology comes several weeks after Okafor was pulled over going 108 mph over Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia. The 6-foot-11 Nigerian-born rookie from Duke is averaging 18 points and 7.9 rebounds for the winless Sixers, who face the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon. But ...

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Okafor Soars With Philadelphia

-Demonstrates Range Against Duncan Nigerian-born NBA star, Jahlil Okafor has been the shining star for Philadelphia 76ers this year. Brought in as the third overall pick in the NBA draft, he embodies the “classic big man” style of centre, and doesn’t space the floor as expected. He’s proving that there’s room in NBA league for a big man that dominates ...

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First Bank, Dolphins Clash Again

-Reverse Fixture In Cotonou On Tuesday -After Sealing Final Round Qualifier Slot First Bank basketball club of Lagos are targeting victory against fellow-Nigerian representatives, Dolphins BC in their reverse fixture encounter this Tuesday at the Zone 3 African Women’s Basketball Championship qualifiers in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Although The Elephant girls lost the first encounter between both sides, First Bank BC ...

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