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Kano Pillars Slump To Defeat In First FIBA Club Game

Kano Pillars on Monday lost 112-83 to AS Sportive de Sale of Morocco in their first match at the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Champion Cup in Tunisia. Pillars lost the first quarter winning 24-13, but came back in the second quarter with a 29-25 score, but capitulated in the last two quarters losing 32-19 and 31-22 in the third and ...

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Kano Pillars Basketball Team leaves for FIBA African Championship cup

One of Nigeria’s flag bearers at the continental Basketball championship,Kano Pillars Basketball Club departed yesterday for Rades in Tunisia to take part in the FIBA Africa Champions Cup. The competition is the highest caliber men’s professional basketball competition for clubs, organized by the FIBA Africa and played by the champions of the leagues of the African countries. Throughout its rich ...

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Rival NBBF Boards Trade Blame

As crisis rocking Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) continues unabated, the Musa Kida-led board insists it has done everything possible to ensure the country averts FIBA sanctions. The board absolved itself of blame should the FIBA hammer fall on the country and the Vice President, Babs Ogunade said; “We, as a board, have bent backwards, severally, to ensure peace returns to ...

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NBF Call Up Boxers From 36 States For C’wealth Trials

Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has invited boxers from the country’s 36 states and top clubs to the National Open Boxing Trials slated to hold from 6th to 9th December at Brai Ayonote Boxing Gymnasiums, National Stadium, Lagos. The NBF stated that the open trials is to enable the federation select 32 boxers in the 56kg, 60kg, 75kg and 81kg categories ...

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Okoye Excited With Universidad de Oviedo Deal

Nigerian female basketball national team, D’Tigress small forward, Cecilia Okoye is excited with her return to Spain, though she will now play in the second division with Universidad de Oviedo. Okoye, who clinched the deal after her splendid performance for First Bank Basketball Club at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women (ACCW) in Angola last month, stated that she ...

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D’Tigers Slump Six Slots In FIBA Global Rankings

Nigeria’s men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers have dropped six places in the latest FIBA World Rankings released by the sanctioning body for the global slam-dunk game. D’Tigers had dropped 10 places from 16th to 26th in November  but finished the month in the 32nd position in the rankings, amassing 211.4 points. The former African champions however retained their place as ...

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FIBA WILL NOT SANCTION NIGERIA – ADELANWA

.BACKS KIDA NBBF BOARD Former National Basketball Coach, Alabi Adelanwa has expressed confidence in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) leadership led by Engr. Musa Kida, even as he assured Nigerians that the country will not be sanctioned by the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) at its meeting later in the month over the leadership crisis rocking the federation. Adelanwa ...

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Tension As FIBA Moves To Sanction Nigeria

…Factional Group Calls For Calm The factional Nigeria Basketball Federation headed by Musa Kida has called for calm ahead of the November 30 deadline date given by the Federation of International Basketball Associations FIBA to the Nigeria Olympic Committee to find an amicable solution to the NBBF leadership impasse. At a media briefing held Wednesday at the secretariat of Lagos ...

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20 Nigerians bag FIBA certification ahead of 2019 World cup qualifiers.

Nigeria will not be in short supply of FIBA certified table officials and statisticians when the D’Tigers kick off their 2019 World Cup campaign next year. This follows the recent certification and presentation of certificates to 15 statisticians and 5 table officials during the finals of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship elimination hosted by Nigeria. The list of ...

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NBBF refutes claims over Civil Defenders withdrawal

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has refuted reports that Civil Defenders Basketball Club of Abuja were thrown out of the ongoing FIBA Africa zone 3 club championship elimination being hosted in Lagos. Speaking earlier on Thursday at a press parley with members of the sports writers Association of Nigeria in Lagos, the Vice President of the NBBF, Babatunde Ogunade said the ...

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