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Commonwealth Games: More Players For D’Tigers

Assistant coach of D’Tigers, Aderemi Adewunmi has revealed that some foreign professionals will be invited to join their counterparts as camping intensifies for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Kogi state born coach who made this known in Lagos on Monday after the team’s morning training session said the move became necessary to create the right tactical balance for ...

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D’Tigers’ Camp Swells With Full Arrival Of Players

Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball team, D’Tigers have received a boost in their preparation for this year’s Commonwealth Games slated for Gold Coast, Australia, as all players invited to the team’s camp in Lagos have arrived. The 20-man list is dominated by seven players from Kano Pillars, while Gombe Bulls who recently made their continental debut have four players in the ...

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Aderemi Adewunmi Parts Ways With Kwara Falcons

Veteran Nigerian basketball coach, Aderemi Adewunmi (Owolo) is on his way out of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, after the side’s management declined to renew the contract he had as their  head coach. The former First Bank of Lagos coach joined Kwara Falcons on a temporary basis in 2014, but signed a permanent contract in 2015 and was part of men’s ...

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Kida’s NBBF Faction Says Its Focused To Reposition Basketball

The board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Musa Kida, says it will not been drawn into fresh debates over who controls the domestic leagues and the national teams. This became necessary following recent media reports where the former board of the NBBF said FIBA had given no clear directive on who controls the property of the NBBF. The ...

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Michael Jordan’s Son Proposes To Girlfriend

American basketball legend, Michael Jordan’s oldest son, Jeffrey, 29, has proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Radina Aneva . Aneva works for Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles and attended New Bulgarian University and, though they are yet to confirm when the wedding will happen, the love birds seem to be on top of planning to settle down together forever. Radina ...

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Diogu Joins Sichuan Blue Whales

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers captain, Ike Diogu has agreed a deal with Sichuan Blue Whales of China, who have signed him on as a free-agent. The 34 year old Diogu is expected to replace Iranian centre, HamedHaddadi at Blue Whales, who are currently languishing in 20th position in the Chinese Basketball League. Diogu will now be expected to bring ...

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FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018: Akashili Hope To Make Team To Spain

Nigerian shooting guard Nkechi Akashili is keen of making the final roaster for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Spain. Akashili, who is a member of the victorious D’Tigress that claimed the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017 ahead of Senegal is already thinking about 2018, “Making the final round to the World Cup would be big for my profile. ...

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Nigeria Gets FIBA 3X3 W/Cup Wild Card

Nigeria will compete in the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup holding in Manila, Philippines from June 8-12, 2018 after being awarded a wild card by the Federation of International Basketball Associations FIBA. This latest decision was relayed through a letter to the Nigeria Basketball Federation under the leadership of Engineer Musa Kida by FIBA 3×3 Development Manager, Robert Rieblinger. The ...

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ZENITH BANK, NBBF PROPOSE BETTER STRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED WOMEN LEAGUE

Title sponsors of the Women’s Basketball League Zenith Bank and the Nigeria Basketball Federation want a better structure put in place to improve the standard of the league and make it more competitive and economically rewarding for players An agreement on this was reached today at a meeting between Zenith bank and NBBF at its Corporate headquarters in Lagos. Mr ...

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FIBA Extends Deadline For Resolution Of NBBF Crisis

Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) have extended their deadline for the resolution of the leadership crisis in Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) till February 28. FIBA earlier gave the NBBF till November 30 to resolve crisis caused by separate presidential elections of the body. While former president of the federation TijjaniUmar purportedly won the June 12 poll in Kano, Musa ...

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