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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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Pillars Win DStv Basketball League

Following its loss to Mark Mentors in last season’s finals, Kano Pillars Basketball club came back from a 4-point deficit against Lagos-based Nigerian Customs after the first quarter to win the 2016 DStv Premier Basketball league Finals at the weekend. Kano Pillars defeated Customs 71 – 53 points in the final match up which took place in the indoor hall …

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NBBF Blast Spain’s Embassy

-For Denying D’Tigress Junior Entry Visas Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have slammed the embassy of Spain for their denial of visa applications by the body for the under-17 female national team, D’Tigresses Junior. The NBBF riposte is contained in a strongly worded message posted on social media by the body’s media officer, Patrick Omorodion, who wondered why D’Tigresses Jnr should …

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D’Tigress Jnr Miss Spain Trip

Nigeria’s cadet female basketball national team, Junior D’Tigresses will no longer take part in the FIBA U-17 Women’s World Championship expected to dunk off in Spain this Wednesday. The team, handled by veteran youth basketball coach, Adeka Daudu, were prepared to go until their hopes were dashed at the last meeting with the embassy of Spain in Abuja, who foot …

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Ochie Wheelchair B’ball Tourney Returns

The stage is set for the forthcoming 5th Victor Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball Championship as preparations are in top gear to make it a grand competition. President of Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria, Bukola Olopade commended the sponsor, Victor Ochei; for his continued sponsorship of the competition. He also disclosed that Cameroon, Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo among others have signified …

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Hoopers Expect Tough DSTV Final 8

 -Ready For Gombe Bulls, Oluyole Warriors Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt head coach, Ogoh Odaudu is expecting a tough challenge for his side in the DSTV Basketball League Finals when all qualified teams slug it out in Lagos. The two-time champions qualified alongside Atlantic Conference winners Kwara Falcons, Nigeria Customs and Oluyole Warriors from the Atlantic Conference while former champions …

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D’Tigress Crash In Olympic Race

-As Korea Shock Belarus 66-65 Nigeria women’s basketball team D’Tigress hope of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics was dashed on Wednesday as South Korea defeated Belarus 66-65. Despite having beaten the Koreans 70-69 on Tuesday, D’Tigress were eliminated on point’s difference following the Asian side’s victory over the European favourites. D’Tigress had on Tuesday bounced back from their opening …

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FIBA World Olympic Qualifying: D’Tigress Beat Korea To Stay Alive

-In Hunt For Ticket To Rio 2016 It was excitement for Nigeria’s female basketball national team, D’Tigress players and officials on Tuesday, as they revived hope of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics with a 70-69 victory over South Korea. It was D’Tigress’ second game of the Rio 2016 qualifying competition, as they had earlier lost their first Group C game …

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