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Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

FIBA Qualifiers: We’re focused on beating all contenders – Alex Nwora

Alex Nwora, the head coach of the senior national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Sunday said that his team were focused on beating all contenders at the ongoing 2019 FIBA Africa World Cup Qualifiers in Lagos.

Nigeria’s D’Tigers qualify for FIBA World Cup

D’Tigers on Saturday night officially became the first team from Africa to qualify for the FIBA Men’s World Cup to be staged in China.
Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

FIBA Qualifiers: We are happy with our first victory – Alex Nwora

Alex Nwora, Head Coach, Nigeria’s Senior National Men’s Basketball team, D’Tigers, says winning their first game is the most important thing in the ongoing FIBA World Cup qualifiers holding in Lagos.

FIBA Qualifiers: D’Tigers beat Ivory Coast 84-73, extend winning streak to seven games

Nigeria’s D’Tigers continued their quest to qualify for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China defeating Ivory Coast 84-73 in Friday’s African qualifiers played at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress will do well in Spain – NBBF

Col. Sam Ahmedu, a member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Board, on Thursday said that Nigeria could make the second round and beyond in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Japan's Naomi Osaka, the US Open women's singles tennis tournament champion, attends a press conference at a hotel in Yokohama on September 13, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Martin BUREAU

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FIBA Qualifiers: Fans to pay N500 to N25,000 to watch D’Tigers

Basketball fans expected to be inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos on Friday to watch the D’Tigers take part in the FIBA Men’s World Cup Qualifiers which hold on the 14th and 16th of September will pay between N500 and N25,000 for match tickets.

FIBA Qualifiers: We’re ever ready to represent our fatherland – D’Tigers

Members of the senior national men’s team, D’Tigers, on Wednesday said that they were always excited over any opportunity to represent their fatherland and would do everything for the team’s success.
Alexander Ifeanyi Nwora (NGR) - Mali v Nigeria, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers, Bamako - Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga(MLI), 1st Round, 25 February 2018

FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Alex Nwora optimistic of Nigeria’s performance

Head coach of D’Tigers of Nigeria, Alex Nwora has expressed optimism that his players would deliver the desired six points in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup 2019 African qualifiers starting on Friday, September 14 through to Sunday, September 16.

Ikechukwu Nwamu: D’Tigers ready for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

D’Tigers guard Ikechukwu Nwamu has said the team are ready for the next phase of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers starting on Friday at the National Stadium, Lagos.
Adaora Elonu

FIBA World Cup: We’re ready to surprise the world — D’Tigress

Adaora Elonu, the captain, senior national women’s team, D’Tigress, the team will go all the way to surprise the world at the forthcoming FIBA World Basketball Championship in Tenerife, Spain later this month.

FIBA Qualifiers: NBBF confident of good outing

“We have opened up the space to invite our top players, we have been very open also for any professional Nigerian playing outside the country and within the country to present themselves so that they can try out in camp.”

Cecilia Okoye: D’Tigress can shock the world at FIBA World Cup

D’Tigress forward Cecilia Okoye is confident that the Nigerian team will end its winless streak at the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup scheduled for September 22 to 30 in Tenerife, Spain.

Otis Hughley: D’Tigress are work in progress

Head coach of D’Tigress, Otis Hughley, believes his team is still work in progress despite a massive 133 points to 33 victory against a selected women’s side.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress ready for any opposition – Otis Hughley

Head coach of the D’Tigress, Otis Hughley, has declared his team ready for all opposition at the forthcoming FIBA Basketball Women’s World Cup in Spain come September.
Four men believed to be the Japanese players seen arriving at Jakarta airport on Aug. 20

Basketball players suspended after paying prostitutes for sex

Four Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday.

NBBF: D’Tigress can shock the world

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Eng. Musa Kida, strongly believes that the Women’s Senior National team will fly the country’s flag high and give a good representation of Africa when the 2018 World Cup tips off in Spain.

World Cup: We need extra focus to excel – D’Tigress

D’Tigress point guard Kalu Ezinne has demanded extra focus from her team mates as they start the second phase of their camping in Lagos today in preparation for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.

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