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Al-Farouq Aminu set to suit up for Nigeria in September

PRETORIA (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers) – Three years on and Al-Farouq Aminu is set to return for the Nigerian national team in September in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers. The Portland Trail Blazers forward last featured for the current No 1 team in Africa when they lifted the continental

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Al Farouk Aminu Headlines D’Tigers Twelve Man List for the FIBA Men’s World Cup Qualifiers

D’Tigers head coach, Alex Nwora has invited 12 players for the next round of the FIBA Men’s World cup qualifiers to be hosted in Lagos between the 14th and 16th of September. The 12 man team expected to report to camp on the 6th of September will be headlined by Portland Trail Blazers Al Farouq

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Coca-Cola bets on Kobe’s sports drink in fight with Gatorade

Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) is buying a minority stake in a sports drink brand backed by basketball star Kobe Bryant, it said on Tuesday, seeking to mount a stronger challenge to PepsiCo’s (PEP.O) Gatorade. Coca-Cola’s investment in BodyArmor – which will make it the brand’s second largest shareholder – comes as its Powerade drink competes for

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Total/NBBF Division 2 to Tip Off in August

The Zonal Total/NBBF Division 2 tournament will commence on August 10, 2018. The decision is coming weeks after the conclusion of elimination matches between registered teams from states across Nigeria. According to the calendar released by the Nigeria Basketball Federation secretariat, South West and North Central Zones will tip off action between the 10th and

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D’Tigers Get a Good Start Defeating Uganda at FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

  Nigeria”s D’Tigers got off with a good start at the second round of the FIBA World Cup Qualifying Series with a resounding victory over Uganda. All the D’Tigers needed was back to back 3 pointers from their leader and captain Ike Diogu to settle their nerves in front of a boisterous home crowd at

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20 Nigerians bag FIBA certification ahead of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers

Nigeria will not be in short supply of FIBA certified table officials and statisticians when the D’Tigers kick off their 2019 World Cup campaign next year. This follows the recent certification and presentation of certificates to 15 statisticians and 5 table officials during the finals of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship elimination hosted

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D’Tigress players confirm receipt of Federal Government cash reward

Captain of the D’Tigress, the 2017 Women FIBA Africa cup of nations’ title team, Aisha Mohammed says the latest gesture by the Federal Government to pay them 17.5million naira as earlier promised by President Muhammadu Buhari will spur the team to do better in future. Speaking on her team mates’ behalf after receiving the transaction

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The First Ever Governor Badaru Inter Local Government Basketball Championship Excites Jigawa Youth

The 1st Governor Muhammad Abubakar Badaru Inter Local Government Basketball Championship tipped off two days ago November 2017 in Jigawa state, the aim of the championship is to help discover the abundant talent in Jigawa state, to help promote peace and unity and to help develop sports in the state. This championship has been specially

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Mark D’Ball Resumes in Grand Style

The annual Mark D’Ball Basketball tournament which was suspended for a year is finally back, the championship is to resume in grand style , according to organizers of the annual tournament in a press statement released yesterday this year’s event will be held in at the St. Marks Golf and Country Club Located at Akpegede, Otukpo,

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FIBA Africa Club Championship: NBBF Announce Nigeria’s Representatives

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) this morning  announced clubs to represent Nigeria at the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship for men. The clubs announced to represent Nigeria are: Mark Mentors of Abuja. Civil Defender of Abuja Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt Kano Pillars of Kano Gombe Bulls of Gombe. The zonal elimination series

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