DTigers not afraid of Mali

The assistant coach of D’Tigers, Abdulrahman Mohammed is unfazed about the threat of hosts of this weekend’s 2019 FIBA World cup qualifier series, Mali. Despite admitting the threat posed to the team by the host, the coach is confident that the team can repeat their 2017 FIBA Afrobasket feat having defeated the same opposition by…

NBBF Releases 18 Man List For 2019 World Cup Qualifiers

The Nigerian Basketball Federation has released an 18 man provisional list for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Bamako, Mali, from 23rd to 25th February, 2018. 5 players from the 2017 AfroBasket silver winning team top the list, including 3 home based players and 2 from the 2015 Afrobasket winning squad. Agua Caliente Clippers,…

D’Tigress To Battle Turkey, Argentina and Australia

D’Tigress have been grouped alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia for the 2018 FIBA women’s world cup taking place in Tenerife, Spain. At a brief ceremony held on Tuesday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain, Nigeria was drawn in group B for the biggest women basketball tournament coming up between 22nd and…

Commonwealth Games: Abdulrahman Optimistic About D’Tigers Chances

As the count down to the 2018 Commonwealth Games continues, Coach Abdulrahman Mohammed is optimistic about D’Tigers’ chances of having a good tournament despite describing their group consisting of host-Australia, Canada and New Zealand as the ‘Group of Death’. Abdulrahman who is an assistant coach in the current national team’s technical setup headed by Alex…

Hon. Buba Dedicates Madahills Basketball Classics To Late Coach Chagu

….. As Stanleopards defeat Lafia warriors 90 – 78 in Akwanga Stanleopards basketball club of Akwanga, Nasarawa State Monday defeated Lafia Warriors at the basketball court of the Central Primary School, Akwanga by 90-78 points as part of Nasarawa State New Year celebration. The home team waited until the start of the second quarter to…

FIBA RULES OUT BAN OR NEW ELECTIONS FOR NBBF

In its meeting of the 9th of December 2017, the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) has ruled out any ban on Nigeria at the international level and there are no new elections into the Executive Board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation after the June 13 election in Abuja. This declaration was contained in a…

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…