Basketball

Afrobasket: Nigeria beats Mali 48-47 to set up final battle against Senegal

Nigeria shocked hosts Mali 48-47 on Saturday at a fully packed Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga Stadium to book their ticket to Final of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017.

D’Tigress beat Mali to qualify for Afrobasket final

Nigeria’s women senior basketball team, D’Tigress, have qualified for 2017 Afrobasket Women’s Championship final.

D’Tigress coach hails defence in Cote d’Ivoire rout, set for AfroBasket semi

Nigeria’s D’Tigress coach Sam Vincent has praised his team after their 98-42 victory over Cote d’Ivoire in their FIBA Women’s AfroBasket quarter-final game on Friday to scale through to the semi-final stage.

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Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova, making her return to Grand Slam tennis after a 15-month doping suspension, will face world number two Simona Halep in the first round of the US Open.

D’Tigress outclass Cote D’Ivoire to reach AfroBasket semi-finals

Nigeria’s D’Tigress continued their hot streak on Friday by outclassing Cote d’Ivoire 98-43 in their FIBA Women’s AfroBasket contest in Bamako, Mali.

Afrobasket: NBBF chief in Mali to boost D’Tigress morale

Musa Kida, President, Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), has arrived in Mali on Thursday to boost the morale of D’Tigress ahead of their quarter-final match of the 2017 Women Afrobasket Championship on Friday.

D’Tigress confident of overcoming Cameroon after defeating Senegal

D’Tigress will prepare for their quarterfinal encounter against Cameroon with their confidence sky high after defeating Afrobasket defending champions Senegal in their final group game.

Afrobasket: Nigeria’s D’Tigress beat reigning champions Senegal

Senegal, the reigning Champions in Women Afrobasket, has surrendered to Nigeria’s pressure by 54-58 points in their last Group B match of 2017 Afrobasket on Wednesday night in Bamako, Mali.

Afrobasket: D’Tigress record emphatic 106-33 win over Guinea

Nigeria’s D’Tigress on Tuesday thrashed their West Africa neighbours, Guinea 106-33 in the ongoing 2017 Mali Afrobasket Women’s Basketball Championship.

Kwara Falcons emerge female basketball league champions

Kwara Falcons produced a five star performance against Rivers Hoopers to be crowned champion of this year’s Kwese Premier basketball league Conference six in Ilorin on Sunday in a game that ended 68-57 points.

D’Tigresses beat Egypt, qualify for quarterfinals

Nigeria’s women national basketball team, D’Tigresses, yesterday continued their impressive outing at the on-going FIBA Afrobasketball Championship in Mali by beating Egypt in their third game of the competition.

D’Tigress beat Congo 84-47 to claim 2nd AfroBasket win

D’Tigress of Nigeria on Saturday continued their impressive run in the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket for Women holding in Bamako, Mali as they crushed Congo 84-47 points in their second game of the tournament.

Kano Pillars retain basketball league title

Defending champions, Kano Pillars Basketball Club on Saturday recorded 100 per cent finish to win the Kwese Premier League Savannah Conference 6 play-offs after winning all their five matches.

Afrobasket: D’Tigress victory excites Ahmedu, backs team for success

A board member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd) on Saturday said that he was elated with the D’Trigress’ victory against Mozambique at the ongoing Afrobasket tournament in Mali.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress beat Mozambique in Afrobasket opener

Head coach of Nigeria’s senior women’s national team, Sam Vincent, started his second stint with the D’Tigress on an impressive note as his side recorded an emphatic 80 points to 69 points win over familiar foes, Mozambique, on Friday.

Vincent optimistic about D’Tigress as team hits Bamako

Nigeria’s senior Women’s basketball team D’Tigress have arrived Bamako, the capital city of Mali for the 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament scheduled to start on Friday 18th of August.

D’Tigress leave for Afrobasket in Mali Wednesday

The Nigeria female basketball team, D’Tigress, will depart the country on Wednesday for Bamako, Mali aboard an Air Cote d’Ivoire flight for the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament.

NBBF appoints new D’Tigers coach ahead of Afrobasket

Kida said the decision to appoint Nwora, who guided Cape Verde to the 2013 Afrobasket where they defeated D’Tigers by 79 points to 76, was borne out of the desire to give qualified Nigerians the opportunity of making history with the national teams.

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