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A spirited fight from Nigeria inspired them to their first win at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after seeing off Korea 108-66 in a one-sided Group B tie on Wednesday at the Wuhan Sports Center.
Three Nigerian stars are among the 54 current NBA players currently lighting-up the FIBA World Cup, which started in September 1 in China.
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.
Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team D’Tigers will face Argentina, Korea Republic and Russia in group B of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
A United States team packed with NBA stars will begin its bid for an unprecedented third Basketball World Cup title in a row with a clash against debutants the Czech Republic.
Nigeria for the third time running has retained the number one spot in Africa and 32 in the world in the latest ranking of the FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike following the fourth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers.
Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.
Some football enthusiasts on Sunday described as commendable the performance of the Super Eagles against Brazil, saying the team showed it can play against the best in the world.
Poland’s governing right-wing party took the lead in Sunday’s general election, an exit poll showed, expanding its majority thanks to a raft of welfare measures coupled with attacks on LGBT rights and Western values.
New Katsina United captain Usman Barau has stated he would stick with the Changi Boys despite the interest being shown in his services by a handful of other Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs.
Former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has urged Phil Foden to leave the club in January in a bid to find first team football.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a couple to enter their defence in a three-count criminal charge bordering on advance fee fraud involving the sum of N30m. This was after the court dismissed their no-case submission for lacking in merit.
Mrs Bisi Fayemi, the wife of Ekiti State Governor has called for the creation of sexual offenders’ register, in a bid to curb instances of sexual harassment.
Brazil super star, Neymar Jr, says he is looking forward to score more goals for the Selecao with the luck of Singapore, a very familiar ground for the Paris Saint Germain forward.
Super Eagles’ stand-in captain William Troost-Ekong has said that while the Nigerian team respect five-time world champions, Brazil they, however, have no fear as both teams step out for a friendly match in Singapore.
Mrs. Roseline Shamaki, a psychologist, has said that social isolation plays a crucial role in the mental health of elderly persons, and urged Nigerians to give that class the attention they deserved.