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Voigt Won’t Dump Nigeria – Pinheiro

A board member of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Agboola Pinheiro has declared that the country’s national team, D’Tigers coach, Williams Voigt will take the team to Rio 2016. Voigt was employed by the federation after the team qualified for the 2015 African Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) in Tunisia, where he led Nigeria to a first ever conquest of the continent. After ...

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Oyedeji Promises Olympics Medal

The captain of Nigeria’s national basketball team Olumide Oyedeji is optimistic D’Tigers will cause a stir at the Rio Olympics and break into the medal range. Oyedeji said that unlike the London Olympics for which the team went through the strains of qualifying through the play-offs, D’Tigers have qualified directly to the Rio Olympics by virtue of emerging the African ...

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Ikuesan Hails NBBF’s Scouting Strategy

-Insists Rio 2016 Preparation Is On Course Internationally renowned basketball journalist and website operator, Segun Ikuesan has expressed optimism that Nigeria will excel at this year’s Olympics, as he says the body is already hunting round for more talents that will join the national team, D’Tigers. Ikuesan told SportsDay he is sure of a better outing this year for D’Tigers ...

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Umar Pledges Best For Women’s Team

President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Tijani Umar has promised that the slam-dunk governing body will do everything possible to ensure qualification of the female national team, D’Tigress for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Umar who noted that D’Tigress had a good outing at the just concluded 2015 AfroBasketball championship in Cameroon despite finishing third, stated that the girls still have ...

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Belarus, South Korea Threaten Nigeria

-As Road To Rio Continues In Nantes For Nigeria’s female national team, D’Tigress to participate in Rio 2016, they must excel at the forthcoming Women Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Nantes, France, where they wer recently pooled in Group C alongside Belarus and South Korea. In the official which took place at the House of Basketball, FIBA’s headquarters, on Tuesday, the ...

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Ogunjimi: We’ll Get To Rio

As D’Tigress prepare to play Belarus and South Korea in Group C of the Women Olympic Qualifying Tournament in France, captain of the Nigerian team, Helen Ogunjimi says it is not mission impossible for her and her teammates. Though her side finished third during the AfroBasket Women Championship in Cameroon, Ogunjimi insists there is still every chance D’Tigress can make ...

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Sanni: We Are Determined

Female basketball national team, D’Tigress forwards, Olayinka Sanni has admitted it will be an uphill task for them to qualify for the Rio Olympics, but sdays she and her colleagues are all determined to scale through the qualification phase. Attempt to secure automatic qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics ended in quagmire at the AfroBasket Women 2015 semi-finals, however, the ...

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Officials Get Pre-season Seminar

In preparation for 2016 activities, Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is set to feature pre-season seminar for officials in the Annual Stake Consultative Forum in Abuja. Delegates which include Cooperate sponsors, Team owners, Club chairmen, Club secretaries as well players, coaches, technical officials and the esteemed media are expected to participate in the forum as Referees, Table officials and Technical (match) ...

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Siasia’s Dream Players

Frenetic debate continues rolling over the possible choice of additional players under-23 national team coach, Samson Yebowei Siasia will add to his squad for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Siasia has already made known names of the lads he would love to have on the plane to Rio, SportsDay Editor, SAM O’FEMI OLUSETIRE provides permutations on ...

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Omeruo’s Still Within Age

Kasimpasa of Turkey defender, Kenneth Omeruo would be a credible choice for the making of Samson Siasia’s real dream team, as the youngster is still within the under-23 age bracket for Rio 2016 and could bring forth memories of how Nigeria’s selection of USA ’94 World Cup stars went to Atlanta ’96 to become the first African side to win ...

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