Basketball

D’Tigers begin title defence against Ivory Coast

Champions D’Tigers begin their FIBA AfroBasket title defence against West African rivals Ivory Coast in a Group A match at the Salle Omnisport de Rades, Radès, Tunisia, on Friday.

Kwese Premier League winners to get N45m prize money

Winners at the 2017 edition of the Kwese Premier Basketball League will get a whopping N45 million as prize monies when the season officially ends on September 9 in Kano.

Afrobasket: NBBF names veteran Ike Diogu, 13 others for D’Tigers title defence

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has released the squad for the D’Tigers’ defence of their FIBA Men’s title in Tunisia.

Afrobasket: D’Tigers travel to Tunisia for title defence

African champions D’Tigers will depart Lagos for Tunisia on Wednesday with a 14-man squad for the 2017 Men’s Afrobasket championship, which begins on Friday.

Hakeem Olajuwon donates $150,000 to vicitms of Hurricane Harvey

Hakeem Olajuwon, a US-based Nigerian sportsman, has announced the donation of $150,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

After D’Tigress, Buhari to reward other victorious athletes – Dalung

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari will “at the appropriate time” receive and reward Nigerian athletes who had won laurels for the nation in different sports.

Buhari splashes millions on victorious D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday announced cash reward of N1 million each for members of the national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress for winning the 2017 Afrobasket tournament in Mali.

Federer escapes in five-set US Open thriller as rain brings chaos

Roger Federer survived a five-set battle to defeat American teenager Frances Tiafoe and reach the US Open second round on Tuesday, keeping his bid for a record sixth New York title alive.

Buhari receives new Afrobasket champions D’Tigress today

President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the victorious D’Tigress during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in Abuja, Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports, announced on Tuesday.

Golovkin puts titles on the line in Vegas debut

Gennady Golovkin says defending his world titles against Canelo Alvarez in his first fight in Las Vegas may be the most difficult bout of his career.

Zenith Bank hails D’Tigress for winning Women AfroBasket

Zenith Bank PLC, sponsors of the annual National Women League, on Monday congratulated Nigeria’s female team, D’Tigress, for winning the 2017 FIBA Women AfroBasket which ended in Bamako, Mali.

Buhari congratulates D’Tigress on Afrobasket victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, D’Tigress, for winning the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.

Buhari to receive victorious D’Tigress – Dalung

President Muhammadu Buhari will host Nigeria’s women senior basketball team, D’Tigress, following their conquest in Bamako, Mali at the just concluded 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket tournament.

FIBA lists D’Tigress for Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has listed Nigeria among the sixteen teams that will feature in 2018 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain following their victory at the just concluded women’s Afrobasket Championship in Bamako, Mali.

D’Tigress will get better before World Cup in Spain – Vincent

Nigeria’s women basketball national team coach Sam Vincent has said that there will be a lot of improvement in the team before the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Udoka tasks D’Tigress coach to scout for tall players

The team Manager of the Nigeria’s D’Tigress, Mfon Udoka, has urged the coach Sam Vincent to scout for taller forwards and centres as the team prepare for the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Spain.

D’Tigress win FIBA Women’s Afrobasket

Nigeria’s D’Tigress have emerged champions of the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress qualify for FIBA World Cup

Nigeria’s D’Tigress have picked one of the two tickets available for the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Spain by getting into the Afrobasket Championships final.

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