PRESIDENT BUHARI DOLES OUT N17.5m TO NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS

President Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed his promise to reward the 2017 Afrobasket winning women’s team, D’Tigress of Nigeria. Each player got N1,000,000 (One million Naira) while 5 Coaching crew members got N500,000 (Five hundred thousand Naira)each. In his address, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung said sports in Nigeria is moving to…

ACCW: First Bank Release Team List

First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos has released the names of players for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women taking place in Angola between November 10 to 19. Four players from the Afrobasket-winning team – Nkechi Akashili, Chima Udeaja, Cecilia Okoye, Ugochi Nicole Nwaigwe and Ivorien international Minata Fofana made the list released by…

Indoor Sports Hall To Wear New Look For Club Championship Elimination

The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos is expected to wear a new look ahead of the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship eliminations starting on 19th, October 2017. This was made known by the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation and Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Babatunde Ogunade…

Nigeria Wins Hosting Right For FIBA Africa Club Championship Eliminations

Nigeria will for the first 10 years host an international basketball competition after winning the hosting bid for the 2017 FIBA Africa Club championship zonal elimination finals. The hosting right of the event which was held in Togo in 2016 was awarded to the Nigeria Basketball Federation by FIBA Africa zone 3 after it met…

NBBF Players Rep To Hold 2 Days Retreat With League Players

The Players Representative on the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Ejike Ugboaja will meet with all players in the Nigerian Basketball League system on Wednesday and Thursday to fashion a way forward for players and the game. The 2-day meeting which will be the first of its kind between players’ representatives on the board…

Nigeria’s Silver Winning D’Tigers To Arrive Monday

After their silver medal exploit at the just concluded 2017 Afrobasket tournament, D’Tigers will return home in the early hours of Monday aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight with the exception of team captain, Ike Diogu who will head for United State of America due to family commitments. The delegation which will be led by…

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…

Victorious D’Tigress To Arrive Lagos Today

Victorious D’Tigress will arrive the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Monday at 21:30hours after a successful 2017 Women Afrobasket campaign in Mali. The contingent will arrive Lagos aboard Air Cote d’Ivoire after departing Bamako, Mali on the 28th August at 14.00 hours local time. The team will be without Coach Sam Vincent, Mfon Udoka,…

2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket: D’Tigress Book World Cup Ticket

D’Tigress booked the first FIBA World ticket from the African zone after advancing to the finals of the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament when they defeated host-Mali in a hard fought semi-final game by 48points to 47. It was Mali’s Tirera Meiya that led the scorer’s chat with 15points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds but…