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Another Silver Excites NBBF Board

The Nigeria Basketball Federation again etched its name on silver following another winning feat by the National under-18 boys and girls teams on Sunday in Mali at the FIBA Africa 3×3 championship. The factional  President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida commended the team’s efforts adding that the country has the potentials to dominate Africa and become a ...

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More Accolades Flood For D’Tigers

Players of Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’Tigress and some top coaches in the domestic scene have joined other stakeholders and lovers of the gin=ants’ sport in showering praises on the male team, D’Tigers for finishing second at the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship. Though the reigning champions failed to retain their title in this year’s edition hosted by Senegal and Tunisia, ...

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National U18 Under Pressure To Emulete D’tigers

Newly appointed coach of the national under 18 boys and girls teams, Christopher Okoh has admitted that his wards are under pressure to buckle up and perform at the upcoming 2017 FIBA Africa 3×3 championship in Mali. Okoh said this in Lagos on Monday after their training session as they intensify preparations for the 3 day championship which holds between ...

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D’Tigers Return Monday, Without Diogu

After their silver medal exploit at the 2017 Afrobasket, Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers will return home in the early hours of Monday, with the exception of team captain, Ike Diogu, who is off to United States due to family commitments. Although, Tunisia claimed the FIBA AfroBasket title after beating Nigeria 77-65 in Saturday’s final in Tunis, D’Tigers and ...

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Tunisia Beat Nigeria In 2017 AfroBasket Final

Nigeria’s male basketball national team, D’Tigers could not pull off a historic encore, as Tunisia won their second African Men’s Senior Basketball Championship with a 77-65 win over the defending champions on Saturday. Backed by a home crowd, Tunisia used clutch 3-point shooting to keep Nigeria at bay in the second half, as Ziyed Chennoufi led Tunisia with 19 points, ...

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D’Tigers Through To Afrobasket Semis

Defending champions of the Africa basktetball male chamle championship, D’Tigers, have qualified for the semi final of the championship after defeating Cameroon 106-91 in Tunisia in the first quarter final game. Ike Diogu, the captain of his side was again on the high as he led his wards to a much expected win against a very determined Cameroonian side. The ...

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Senegal/Tunisia AfroBasket 2017: D’Tigers Will Bounce Back – Ahmedu

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) international representative on the board, Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) has declared that the country’s male national team, D’Tigers will bounce back from their loss to DR Congo in their third match at the ongoing 2017 FIBA AfroBasket Men’s Championship. As D’Tigers prepare to take on Cameroon in the quarter-finals, Ahmedu expressed understanding over reactions from Nigerians, ...

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Umar Applauds Pillars As They Retain League Title

Kano Pillars at the weekend successful defended their Nigerian basketball premier league title, when they defeated Gombe Bulls in the final 8 of the Kwese Premier League concluded at the Kofar Mata in Kano. Pillars defeated Bulls by 20 points 74-54 to confirm superiority in the Nigerian league. They took home the N20 million champions’ grand prize. The factional president ...

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Umar Salutes Pillars For Retaining Kwese League Title

Kano Pillars at the weekend successful defended their Nigerian basketball premier league title, when they defeated Gombe Bulls in the final 8 of the Kwese Premier League concluded at the Kofar Mata in Kano. Pillars defeated Bulls by 20 points 74-54 to confirm superiority in the Nigerian league. They took home the N20 million champions’ grand prize. The factional president ...

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Kwese Premier League winners to get N45 million prize money

Winners at the 2017 edition of the Kwese Premier Basketball League will get a whopping N45 as prize monies when the season officially ends on September 9 in Kano. This was disclosed by the factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijjani Umar, at a packed press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Royal Tropicana Hotel, Kano. Umar, disclosed that the ...

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