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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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Aminu, Ezeli Out Of D’Tigers Squad

Two NBA Nigerians plying their trade with the Portland Trail Blazers, Al-Farouq Aminu and Festus Ezeli are out of D’ Tigers squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic basketball event. The duo backed out over issurance issues. Forward Al-Farouq Aminu, who had been with the Nigerian basketball team for the training camp was not included in the 12 man squad by …

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D’Tigers Keep 9 AfroBasket Champions

Nigeria will have nine of the 12 players that reached the top of the AfroBasket 2015 podium when they run onto the hardwood to face Argentina in their first game at the Olympics. The three players that did not feature last year but are now on the roster are Josh Akognon, Ebi Ere and Ekene Ibekwe. Nigeria will not have …

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D’Tigers Vs USA Live On NTA

 Nigeria’s national basketball team, D’Tigers are set to take on the USA on Tuesday, 2nd August as part of a live showcase from Kwesé Free Sports. The outfit, which is part of Econet Media’s Kwesé-branded platforms, has signed an agreement with Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) to broadcast the game live at 01:00am Nigerian time (02:00 CAT). This means anyone with …

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Dalung Meets D’Tigers In Houston

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung will hold a crucial meeting with Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball team, D’Tigers, in Houston, Texas, USA where the team will play their final warm-up match against USA on Monday, August 1. President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Tijani Umar disclosed that, though the visit was to enable Dalung give D’ Tigers as goodwill message, it would …

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Ada Mark Stages Girls’ Camp

 Ada Mark Foundation Basketball Summer Camp for girls will open at the National Stadium, Abuja with registration on Saturday and will run through August 6 under the theme is “Step it for Gender Equality.” According to the organiser, Ada Mark Ogbole the camp, which is now in its third year, is designed to create safe space for girls to play …

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Oyedeji Quits D’Tigers

Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball national team, D’Tigers captain, Olumide Oyedeji has announced his withdrawal from the squad currently preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Oyedeji, who led Nigeria to first ever AfroBasket trophy in Tunisia 2015, dropped the bombshell via his official Facebook page, citing personal and family reasons. Wednesday’s statement by Oyedeji is seen by many as a farewell …

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D’Tigers Beat Argentina 96-92

Nigeria’s senior basketball team, the D’Tigers’ Olympic preparation is on the right course as they defeated their Argentine counterpart 96-92 in the first of a two-legged friendly games played at the Thomas and Mack centre in Las Vegas, United States. The first time both sides met during the Stankovic Cup in China, last month, a few weeks after Coach William …

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D’Tigers Confront Argentina In Las Vegas

Nigeria’s male senior basketball national team, D’Tigers will take on Argentina in a two legged friendly in Las Vegas, USA; as the African champions continue their preparation for next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This comes few weeks after Nigeria’s outing at the Four Nation Stankovic Cup in China, where William Voigts’ side placed third behind France …

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