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D’Tigress Conquer Africa In Mali

Nigeria’s D’Tigress on Sunday emerged the new champions of Africa, after they defeated Senegal 65-48 in the final of the 2017 Women’s Afrobasket championship in Bamako, to dethrone their West African rivals of the continental title. The match was a repeat of the 2005 final, when D’Tigress defeated the Lionesses 64-57 in Abuja for their second African title. The Nigerian ...

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WBA Super Middleweight Title: Ekpo, Zeuge Reach Agreement For Rematch

The teams behind German Tyron Zeuge and Nigerian Isaac Ekpo have reached an agreement to fight for the World Boxing Association Super Middleweight title in November, and thus the purse bid scheduled for Monday, August 28th, 2017, was suspended. They already fought on March 23rd and the German was given the victory by technical decision in the fifth round. However, ...

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FIBA 2018: Buhari Congratulates D’Tigress

 President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain. President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina joined other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the ...

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Ikuesan Leads D’Tigress Plaudits

Renowned slam-dunk writer-broadcaster-turned-administrator, Segun Olaseinde Ikuesan has joined in showering praises on the Nigerian female basketball team, D’Tigress, following their qualification for the final of this year’s FIBA African Senior Women’s Basketball Championship in Bamako, Mali. Ikuesan, who is now chairman of Ondo State Basketball Association, took to social media to celebrate the Nigeria’s team’s tough 48-47 victory over the ...

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Umar Urges D’Tigress To Conquer Africa, As team Battle Cote d’Ivoire

The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Tijani Umar, has called on the women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress to go all out to conquer Africa as they battle against Cote d’Ivoire in the quarter finals of the 2017 Afrobasket Championship looking for a place in the semi-finals.   Umar, stated that the girls started brilliantly at the group ...

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Improved Welfare Packages Motivates Us, Say D’Tigress

D’Tigress players have hinged their amazing run at the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket on a better welfare package plan put in place by the Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation during their preparation for the competition. The team which camped at prestigious Protea Hotel in Lagos and paid their camp allowances before the commencement of the competition acknowledged that such ...

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Improved welfare packages motivates us- D’Tigress

D’Tigress players have hinged their amazing run at the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket on a better welfare package plan put in place by the Engineer Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation during their preparation for the competition. The team which camped at prestigious Protea Hotel in Lagos and paid their camp allowances before the commencement of the competition acknowledged that ...

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D’Tigress Destroy Guinea, To Face Senegal

Nigeria’s D’Tigress on Tuesday secured their fourth successive win in the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Mali. The team demolishes their Guinea opponents 106-33 points after they had destroyed Egypt 106-72 on Sunday. Nigeria’s starting five were: Ezinne Kalu, Evelyn Akhator, Adaora Ulonu, Atone Nginyifa and Ndidi Madu. The first quarter ended 26-8 in favour of Nigeria while it was ...

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2017 Afrobasket: Akhator hopeful against Guinea.

Ahead of their fourth group game on Tuesday against Guinea, D’Tigress super star, Evelyn Akhator is confident of another world class act as the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament hots up in Mali. Akhator who plays as a forward/center and currently in the books of Dallas Wings in the Women National Basketball Association (WNBA) said despite an impressive outing so ...

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2017 Afrobasket: Akhator Hopeful Against Guinea On Tuesday

Ahead of their fourth group game on Tuesday against Guinea, D’Tigress super star, Evelyn Akhator is confident of another world class act as the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament hots up in Mali. Akhator who plays as a forward/center and currently in the books of Dallas Wings in the Women National Basketball Association (WNBA) said despite an impressive outing so ...

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