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D’Tigers Will Roar In Rio – Diogu

 Nigerian men’s senior basketball national team, D’Tigers’ captain, Ike Diogu has warned his side’s potential opponents at this year’s Olympics that things will be different in Rio come August. Four years ago, Nigeria fell short of meeting their expectations by winning just one of five games at the London Olympics. At the 2016 Summer Games, the Africa champions will look ...

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Johnson Resigns From Stallions

 Veteran tactician, Ayinla Oladipo Johnson has resigned his appointment as head coach of Lagos Stallions in the African Basketball League. Ifeanyi Modo, his assistant until his resignation, has stepped in as the substantive head coach. The Stallions are at the bottom of the ABL standings following three straight losses in the 2016 season, the last being a 35-point blowout loss ...

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NBBF Confident Of Olympics Success

President of the Nigeria Basketball federation, Mr. Tijani Umar is confident that the country’s men’s senior national team, D’Tigers will bury the ghost of their 2012 London Olympics lacklustre performance at Rio 2016 Olympics. At the London Olympics, the D’Tigers did not live up to expectations with their only victory coming against fellow Africa’s Tunisia in their opening match. The ...

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Oguchi: We’re Up To Challenge

As Nigeria’s D’Tigers gear up for their Olympic challenge which has placed them in group B, with European champions Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Lithuania and two other countries yet to qualify, the team’s swingman, Chamberlain Oguchi, has stated that his side is “more than up for the challenge” against some of the familiar foes. Oguchi, who scored 30 three-pointer to emerge ...

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Bakare Praises FIBA’s New System

-Says It Will Boost National Federations Former D’Tigers head coach Ayo Bakare believes that FIBA’s new competition system can transform African basketball for good. Bakare was at the helm of his country’s national teams – both men and women – on a number of occasions. One of his highest achievements includes a successful campaign at the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying ...

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Gbinije Heads For NCAA Final Four

Nigerian men’s senior basketball national team, D’Tigers’ forward, Michael Gbinije and the rest of the Syracuse Orangemen cast are headed to the 2016 NCAA Tournament Final Four. Syracuse defeated University of Virginia in a fierce game that ended 68-62 to book their place in the most-coveted round of the NCAA Tournament. The Orangemen showed flashes of brilliance for the first ...

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ZENITH BANK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE: Delta Force Dump Immigration 62-37

Delta Force dumped Nigeria Immigration 62-37 and continued their unbeaten start to the Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League. Powered by Uju Agbotan’s 23 points and 4 rebounds and 10 points apiece from Esther Igben and Ogoh Bolum, the Asaba-based ladies went for the kill against their opponents from the first whistle and ended the first quarter 26-8. Immigration put up ...

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FIBA Ban Three Nigerian Basketball Refs

Three Nigerian basketball referees have been hit with worldwide bans by the global body for the slam-dunk sport, less than a month after Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) suspended them for officiating in the illegal Africa Basketball League (ABL) which began in Lagos on March 5. The trio, Olusgun Adekambi, Afeez Olayiwola Alimi and Samuel Abiodun Shofoluwe were handed the worldwide ...

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Hoopers’ Ex-captain Joins Management

Former captain of Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club of Port Harcourt, Ikashi Ochoma has drawn curtains on his playing career and is now a member of the team’s management. Ochoma, who led Hoopers in back-to-back league titles in 2011 and 2012, will now perform the role of the team’s secretary for the former champions in the new DStv Nigerian Men’s Basketball ...

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Esther Eyes Zenith League Conquest

-Following Opening Day Victory First Bank Basketball Point Guard, Atosu Upe Esther has revealed that the target of her side in the 2016 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League is to lift the trophy. She is happy that they started the league on a platter of gold by winning the first two games of the phase one of the season, which ...

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