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Kwese Premier League winners to take home N45million prize money

Winners of the 2017 edition of the Kwese Premier Basketball League will take home a whopping N45 million on September 9 when the season is concluded at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano. This was disclosed by Tijjani Umar, the factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, on Wednesday in a press conference held at the ...

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FIBA RANKING: Nigeria Climbs Eight Places

Nigeria women basketball national team D’Tigress has emerged as one of the biggest climbers in the latest Nike FIBA World Ranking Women in the wake of their FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017 success. Following on from their memorable night in Bamako when they stormed past 12-time champions Senegal to land the coveted silverware, Nigeria have moved up an eye-catching eight places ...

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Ike Diogu Leads D’Tigers To Afrobasket Defence

NBA star, Ike Diogu, will lead a strong team of the Nigerian national basketball team to the Afrobasket Championship, holding later this month in Tunisia. The team leaves this Wednesday for Tunisia, ahead of the championship defence. The squad picked by Coach Sam Vincent,  is made up 10 foreign based players led by captain Ike Diogu who is the only ...

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Rivers Hoopers Players, Officials Protest Against Kida

The players and officials of Nigerian premier basketball club, Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt yesterday protested against the state’s Basketball Association chairman, Musa Kida, for stopping them from playing in the Kwese Premier Basketball League Final 8 going on in Kano. The team led by the team captain, Bob- Manuel Ngowari, stormed a popular radio station in Port Harcourt, 95.1 ...

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Zenith Bank Splashes Cash On D’Tigress

Zenith Bank PLC has rewarded players, coaches and members of the backroom staff with the sum of 200,000 naira each for their 2017 Afrobasket success. At a brief reception held at the corporate headquarters of the bank in Lagos and presided over by the Managing Director, Mr Peter Amangbo, the gesture is part of their efforts to recognize excellence and ...

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No Crisis In Basketball Federation, Says Kida

Factional President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Musa Kida, said on Thursday that there was no crisis in the federation. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, Kida said the crisis was merely a perception of the public. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on June 12, the National Sports Federations Elections for NBBF had two elections one in ...

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Buhari Rewards D’Tigress With Cash Gifts

The victorious D’Tigress team has been rewarded by the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari for winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Bamako, Mali. Each players of the team got N1million, while officials were given N500, 000 each for their success in Mali after they defeated Senegal 65-48 in the final last Sunday. They were received at the council chambers before ...

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Umar Lauds D’Tigress, AfroBasket Queens

The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijani Umar, has sent a congratulatory message to the officials and players of the national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning the Afrobasket Championship title for the third time at the weekend after earlier victories in 2003 and 2005. Umar expressed his delight at the commitment and dedication of the Aisha Muhammed-captained ...

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Umar lauds D’Tigress for winning third Afrobasket title

The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijani Umar, has sent a congratulatory message to the officials and players of the national senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning the Afrobasket Championship title for the third time at the weekend after earlier victories in 2003 and 2005. Umar, expressed his delight at the commitment and dedication  of the Aisha ...

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Owerri Bubbles For Basketball

All is now set for the 2nd edition  WESIE, Southeast & AMK 2017 Basketball Tournament billed for the city of owerri from the 30th of August to the 3rd Of September 2017 Further to 2016’s successful collaboration between WESIE,  Southeast Basketball & the AMK foundation which involved 10 female teams converging in Enugu, the three organisations has come together again ...

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