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First Bank Shine In Cotonou

-Harmer Energie Of Benin 105-31 Former Africa female basketball champions, First Bank of Lagos opened their campaign in the zone-3 FIBA Africa qualifiers with an emphatic 105-31 defeat of Energie of Benin Republic. The Elephant Girls showed no mercy as they took their opening day opponent to the cleaner in all four quarters with Nigeria senior national team All Africa ...

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First Bank Sign Senegal’s Traore

First Bank Female Basketball Club of Lagos have employed Aya Traore of Senegal, one of the best players in Women Afrobasketball Championship, to boost their opportunity to win the Africa Champions Cup title. Traore, who captained Senegal’s women’s national basketball team in 2011, is a forward, who represented her country from 2006 till 2013. She is expected to add her ...

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Mentors Hit Benin Wednesday

-For FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifier Dstv Basketball Premier League champions, Mark Mentors will this Wednesday travel to Cotonu, Benin Republic for the 2015 FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship Qualifiers. The 2015 MVP of the Nigeria league, Abdul Yahaya confirmed this on Monday in a chat with SportsDay, he said the champions are ready to represent the country well ...

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Ekworomadu Targets 2016 Olympics

One month on since the AfroBasket Women 2015 came to an end, and Joyce “Sweet J” Ekworomadu is still feeling the taste of unfinished business and is eager to seal a ticket to next year’s Olympics. Ekworomadu played a pivotal role, as D’Tigresses stepped on the court in Yaoundé, Cameroon, ready to win it all, but her efforts were only ...

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Wheelchair Basketball Needs Support – Sobogun

-Seeks Attention From Government, Corporate Bodies Oyo State wheelchair basketball team head coach, Taye Sobogun has urged the federal government and corporate bodies to work together in upgrading the sport within the country. He made this expression just a week after the Imo state wheelchair basketball coach, Victor Ogugwo also voiced out his dissatisfaction about the government inadequate support towards ...

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First Bank Eye ACC Zone-3 Final

Two-time Africa Basketball Champions Cup for women winner First Bank basketball club of Nigeria is confident of picking one of the two ticket from Zone-3 qualifier slated for Cotonou, Benin Republic from November 5 through 11th. The club currently camping in the Cotonou ahead the technical meeting billed for November 4th is in high spirit and ready for action. Speaking ...

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First Bank Eye ACC Zone-3 Title

-Set Sight On Making Final Round Two-time Africa Champions Cup winners, First Bank basketball club of Nigeria are confident of picking one of the two tickets from Zone-3 qualifier slated for Cotonou, Benin Republic from November 5 through 11th. The club currently camping in the Cotonou ahead the technical meeting billed for November 4th is in high spirit and ready ...

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Oyedeji Signs For London Club

-D’Tigers Captain Returns To Lions London Lions brought back veteran Centre, Olumide Oyedeji as they began their assault on the BBL Cup in Surrey. The 6’9” Nigerian national team, D’Tigers captain was a favourite last year as the Lions made it to the BBL Playoff Championship Finals at the O2 Arena. It has been a busy summer for Oyedeji hence ...

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Wheelchair B’ball Needs Govt Support – Ogugwo

Imo State wheelchair basketball team coach, Victor Ogugwo has expressed dissatisfaction with what he believes is inadequate support from government towards development of the sport. He stated as much during an interview with SportsDay in the sports hall of Lagos National Stadium, Surulere, is which he reckoned that wheelchair basketball has potentials to be widely followed. Ogugwo stressed that recent ...

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Ogugwo Pleads For Wheelchair B’Ball

Imo State wheelchair basketball team’s coach, Victor Ogugwo has expressed dissatisfaction about the inadequate support from government towards development of wheelchair basketball. Speaking with SportsDay in the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Ogugwo stressed facts about the possibilities of wheel chair basketball being recognised to sports lovers if the government gives adequate support. He said; ‘’ If the ...

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