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Diogu Out Of Afrobasket 2015

-As D’Tigers Tango Uganda On Friday Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball national team, D’Tigers captain and leading scorer, Ike Diogu has been ruled out of the ongoing FIBA Africa Championship (Afribasket 2015) on account of a groin injury he copped in training. The development means the experienced player will not be available for selection in the team’s second match of the ...

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D’Tigers Win Afrobasket Opener

-Sink Central African Republic 88-63 – Chamberlain Oguchi Inspires Team Chamberlain Oguchi, who missed AfroBasket 2013 due to administrative reasons, emerged Nigeria’s hero on Wednesday and took D’Tigers to a new height with an 88-63 victory against Central African Republic on Day 1 of Group A action at this year’s continental championship in Rades, Tunisia. Although Portland Trail Blazers new ...

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Ahmedu Praises Oguche’s Basketball Camp

President of FIBA-Africa Zone 3, Sam Ahmedu has praised the effort of former Ebun Comets’ player, Sam Oguche in organising the second edition of annual basketball camp which is sponsored by Bullet Energy Drink. The camp which drew over 150 kids together inside the Gymnastics Indoor Sports Hall of the National Institute of Sports has ended as the America based ...

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Home-based Players Miss AfroBasket 2015

-D’Tigers Play Without DStv League Products Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball national team, D’Tigers will play their first match on Wednesday against Central African Republic at this year’s FIBA Africa Basketball Championship in Tunisia without any home-based player in the squad. The development comes despite wide acclaim for the domestic championship, DStv Nigerian Men’s Basketball League, which has received rave reviews ...

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Mentors Deserve Victory – Abdul

The MVP of the just -concluded Dstv Premier basketball League, Yahaya Abdul insisted that Mark Mentors deserved the victory they had against the defending champions, Kano Pillars at the finals of the 2015 season. Abdul who scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the match told SportsDay that his team was prepared enough to deal with their arch rivals ...

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DSTV BASKETBALL LEAGUE FINALS: Mark Mentors Reach Semi-final

-Target Continental Ticket Reigning FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone-3 champion Mark Mentors basketball club of Abuja Wednesday afternoon seals a semi-final ticket of the 2015 DStv Premier Basketball League Final-8 Playoffs. The Mentors did that in grand style with a 65-52 points win over Nigeria Customs Service basketball club of Lagos to make it three win from three group-A games ...

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Eli: Pride Caused Gombe’s Loss

-After Stumbling Against Customs Gombe Bulls’ player, Abraham Eli has attributed their lost in the first match of DStv Premier Basketball League Final-8 Playoff to Customs to pride and -confidence. The Play-off, which was supposed to commence on Sunday, began yesterday after the Nigeria Basketball Federation and the Female Volleyball National Team who were using the National Stadium Sports Hall ...

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Three Referees Get NBBF’s Hammer

The technical committee of Nigeria Basketball Federation has suspended three referees for alleged incompetence and improper and unprofessional conduct during the Savannah Conference 6 Challenge held in Kano between July 21 and 26. NBBF media officer, Patrick Omorodion stated in a press release that the suspensions of Mohammed Keybir, Isa Aliyu and Abdullahi Galoji will be in place pending an ...

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J’Tigers Crawl To Second Round

– At FIBA Africa Men U-16 Championship Nigeria’s male youth basketball national team, J’Tigers managed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIBA Africa Men U-16 Championship in Mali after beating Rwanda 72-68 in their last game of Group A. This is the second victory the team have in the tournament after they shamefully lost 107-46 to Egypt who ...

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Onishola: Lack Of Youth Policy Killed J’Tigers

-Solicits For Grassroots Developmental Programme Kwara Falcons Basketball Club coach, Steve Onishola has blamed lack of grassroots developmental programme for the poor performance of Nigeria’s male youth national team, J’Tigers at the FIBA Africa Men Under 16 Championship in Mali. The Junior Tigers lost their second game in the three played so far on Saturday against Mali who defeated them ...

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