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D’Tigers: 18 players called up for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has released a provisional list for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

D’Tigers star Akindele Sure Of FIBA World Cup Ticket

D’Tigers star Jeleel Akindele is convinced the Nigerian team will qualify for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Solomon Dalung begs National Assembly for funds for World Cup, Commonwealth, others

Borne out of the determination to make a statement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has appealed to the National Assembly to appropriate sufficient funds for sports in the 2018 budget.

NBBF’s lingering leadership crisis unlikely to stall D’Tigers progress – Adamu Kuta

Adamu Kuta, coach of Niger Potters basketball club, says the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation will not stall the progress of the country’s national teams.

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.

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.

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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