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FIBA Rank D’Tigers 16th Best

Olympic Basketball Tournament just staged in Rio de Janeiro has led to some changes in the FIBA men World Ranking with Nigeria’s D’Tigers claming to the 16th position. Nigeria, Venezuela, Serbia and Brazil all took part in the Rio Games and have had noticeable jumps while Germany, Angola, Iran and Greece have had the biggest falls after failing to qualify …

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D’Tigers Place 11th In Rio

Nigeria male senior basketball national team, D’Tigers placed 11th out of the 12 teams that took part in the Rio Olympics basketball event, which was won by USA after beating Serbia 96-66 on Sunday. USA won the third basketball gold in a row and 13 in total. Meanwhile, Spain beat Australia, 89-88, to win the bronze. With the win, the …

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D’Tigers’ Performed Below Expectations- Ahmedu

As Nigerians continue to react to D’Tigers Monday’s Olympic ouster, retired Col. Sam Ahmedu, President, FIBA Africa Zone 3, says the senior men’s basketball team’s performance was not good enough. Nigeria dropped out of the group stage of the ongoing Rio Olympics in Brazil following their losses to Argentina, Lithuania, Spain and Brazil and securing a victory over Croatia. Ahmedu …

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D’Tigers Coach Laments

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team coach William Voigt has described their preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as pathetic, saying their training ahead of the trip to Brazil was largely on personal efforts of the team members rather than from the Nigerian government. Voigt spoke at a post-match conference after D’Tigers’ last game in Brazil, which the African champions lost …

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Ananu Blames Withdrawals, Injury for D’Tigers Rio Exit

Former D’Tigers star Kelechi Ananu says the late withdrawal of high profile NBA players – Farouq Aminu, Festus Ezeli and injury to Shane Lawal in the first game against Argentina all contributed to Nigeria’s senior national basketball team crashing out of the Rio Olympics at the group stage. The former Tuv Urgats of Mongolia player added that the difference in …

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D’Tigers bundled out

Nigeria on Monday crashed out of the Rio 2016 Olympics men’s basketball event after losing 86-69 to Brazil in their last group game. D’Tigers needed a win to progress to the quarterfinals after their win over Croatia in their fourth game in Group B on Saturday. With the loss, D’Tigers equalled their performance in London 2012, where they were able …

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Shane Lawal Undergoes Surgery

Barcelona Lassa basketball club of Spain star, Sheni ‘Shane’ Lawal has gone for surgery, after missing action for Nigeria’s men’s team, D’Tigers, in their Rio 2016 defeat by Lithuania due to a complete rupture of his patellar tendon. Lawal who copped the injury during Nigeria’s opening men’s basketball defeat to Argentina has since undergone surgery, he revealed via his Instagram …

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D’Tigers Lost To Experienced Side – Ahmed

Kano Pillars Basketball Club coach, Sani Ahmed has declared that Nigeria’s men’s national team, D’Tigers lost their second game at Rio 2016 against Lithuania because they played against a highly experienced side. He reckons that the turning point of the game came in the second half, as the Europeans stormed back strongly to win the match 89-80, after D’Tigers led …

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Obisia Charges Young Boxers

Boxing coach and former Commonwealth champion, Obisia Nwakpa, has called on young boxers aspiring to turn professional to take advantage of GOtv Boxing NextGen 2, which begins on 17 August. Speaking in Lagos, Nwakpa said: “This is an opportunity no talented boxer should miss. It is a window into the professional cadre. The sponsors are willing to help boxing and …

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Al- Faruouq Explains Rio Absence

Al-Farouq Aminu has opened up on why he withdrew from the Rio Olympics men’s basketball event. The Portland Trail Blazers forward announced this week that he withdrew from the Games owing to “unresolved organisational challenges.” However, the 25 year old has not ruled out appearing for Nigeria D’Tigers in future despite his withdrawal from the Olympic team. “Due to continued …

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