OGOH CALLS UP 14 FOR 2019 FIBA AFROCAN
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OGOH CALLS UP 14 FOR 2019 FIBA AFROCAN

Fourteen players have been selected for the inaugural edition of the AFROCAN Basket Championship taking place in Mali. Gombe Bulls and Rivers Hoopers of Rivers with four players…

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TK EDOGI EYES 2019 FIBA WORLD CUP GLORY
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TK EDOGI EYES 2019 FIBA WORLD CUP GLORY

Sakarya Basketball Club of Turkey based player, Tarekeyi Edogi is excited about the prospects of representing Nigeria at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Edogi said that making it…

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FIBA U-16 CHAMPIONSHIP: BRONZE WINNING NIGERIAN TEAM ARRIVES ON WEDNESDAY
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FIBA U-16 CHAMPIONSHIP: BRONZE WINNING NIGERIAN TEAM ARRIVES ON WEDNESDAY

Nigeria signed out of the FIBA Africa u-16 championship on a winning note with a 54-53 points victory against Guinea to win the bronze medal. Having narrowly missed…

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2019 FIBA AFROCAN: D’TIGERS TO FACE KENYA, DR CONGO
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2019 FIBA AFROCAN: D’TIGERS TO FACE KENYA, DR CONGO

Nigeria have been drawn alongside DR Congo and Kenya in Group B of the 2019 FIBA AFROCAN men’s basketball holding in Mali. At the draws held in Praia,…

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SERENA WILLIAMS FAILS IN RECORD 24TH WIMBLEDON TITLE BID
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SERENA WILLIAMS FAILS IN RECORD 24TH WIMBLEDON TITLE BID

It was a first Wimbledon title win for Romania’s Simona Halep, but it was a failed record equaling bid for Serena Williams as Halep produced a spectacular display…

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FIBA U-16 AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: NIGERIA DEFEAT TUNISIA TO BOOK SEMI-FINAL TICKET
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FIBA U-16 AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: NIGERIA DEFEAT TUNISIA TO BOOK SEMI-FINAL TICKET

Another sweet victory was recorded against Tunisia in the quarter final stage of the FIBA U-16 African Championship. The boys who put up a commanding display to lay…

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FIBA U-16 AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP: NIGERIA QUALIFIES FOR QUARTERFINALS
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FIBA U-16 AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP: NIGERIA QUALIFIES FOR QUARTERFINALS

Nigeria moved a step closer to qualifying for the 2020 FIBA U-17 world Cup in Bulgaria with a 90-57 points win over Angola on Tuesday at the ongoing…

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ZENITH WOMEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE GETS NEW JUMP BALL DATE
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ZENITH WOMEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE GETS NEW JUMP BALL DATE

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has fixed Saturday, July 20th as the new date for the commencement of the 2019 Zenith Women Basketball League. The earlier postponement according to…

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FORMER NSC DIRECTORS, EKEJI, ELEGBELEYE TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT NIGER DELTA SPORTS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
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FORMER NSC DIRECTORS, EKEJI, ELEGBELEYE TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT NIGER DELTA SPORTS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

The Niger Delta sports summit being put in place by Erupts Sports Consults in conjunction with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has been scheduled to hold on…

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FIBA U-16 AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: NIGERIA SHIFT FOCUS TO ANGOLA
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FIBA U-16 AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: NIGERIA SHIFT FOCUS TO ANGOLA

Nigeria’s U-16 basketball team Head Coach, Fubara Onyanabo, is not carried away by the massive victory against host- Cape Verde after securing a  64-39 points win at the…

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2019 AFRICAN GAMES: D’TIGERS, D’TIGRESS OPEN CAMP
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2019 AFRICAN GAMES: D’TIGERS, D’TIGRESS OPEN CAMP

The basketball team to the 2019 African Games in Morocco will commence camping on July 5, 2019 in Abuja. Yahaya Abdul (River Hoopers of Port Harcourt), David Godwin,…

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FORMER MALI SPORTS MINISTER SET TO BECOME FIBA PRESIDENT
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FORMER MALI SPORTS MINISTER SET TO BECOME FIBA PRESIDENT

BY LIAM MORGAN Mali’s Hamane Niang is set to become President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) after the organisation confirmed he was the only candidate standing for…

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UPSET GALORE AT WIMBLEDON! 15-YEAR OLD SENDS WILLIAMS OUT; TOP SEED OSAKA IS OUSTED IN ROUND 1
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UPSET GALORE AT WIMBLEDON! 15-YEAR OLD SENDS WILLIAMS OUT; TOP SEED OSAKA IS OUSTED IN ROUND 1

MICHAEL PAVITT. Second seed Naomi Osaka was the major casualty on the first day of Wimbledon as the women’s second seed crashed out to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva. Osaka…

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ALEX NWORA RELEASES D’TIGERS’ PRELIMINARY WORLD CUP LIST
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ALEX NWORA RELEASES D’TIGERS’ PRELIMINARY WORLD CUP LIST

D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora has released a 44 man preliminary roaster ahead of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup in China, after weeks of scouting. The camping…

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LIKE KANU, HEART ANOMALY STRICKEN JOEL TAGUEU GOES FOR SURGERY
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LIKE KANU, HEART ANOMALY STRICKEN JOEL TAGUEU GOES FOR SURGERY

Reminiscence of the 1997 episode of African football legend and Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu, Cameroon’s player, Joel Tagueu, will most likely  opt for surgery to correct his defective heart…

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FIBA AFRICA CELEBRATES BASKETBALL PROGRESS IN NIGERIA
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FIBA AFRICA CELEBRATES BASKETBALL PROGRESS IN NIGERIA

It was a celebration of exploits of Nigerian Basketball on the global stage at the 17th FIBA Africa Congress in Mali on Saturday. The meeting presided over by…

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NBBF PREMIER LEAGUE COMMENCES ON JULY 8
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NBBF PREMIER LEAGUE COMMENCES ON JULY 8

Twenty five teams will begin campaign for league glory and a continental ticket when the Nigeria Basketball Federation organized Men’s Premier League tip off on July 8. The…

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NBBF THROWS OPEN ZENITH WOMEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE SLOTS
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NBBF THROWS OPEN ZENITH WOMEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE SLOTS

Ahead of the new basketball season, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has called on interested individuals and corporate entities to apply for slots in the Zenith Bank sponsored Women’s…

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ERUPTS SPORTS LTD, NDDC PLAN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT FOR SOUTH-SOUTH
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ERUPTS SPORTS LTD, NDDC PLAN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT FOR SOUTH-SOUTH

Erupts Sports Limited in conjunction with Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC is organizing the first Sports Development Summit for the South-South region later in the year. According to…

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AFRICA’S 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS, MKO ABIOLA, GETS THE NAMING RIGHTS OF ABUJA NATIONAL STADIUM
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AFRICA’S 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS, MKO ABIOLA, GETS THE NAMING RIGHTS OF ABUJA NATIONAL STADIUM

Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari has announced the change of the name of the National Stadium, Abuja to MKO Abiola Stadium. Buhari made this pronouncement during his speech at…

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NIGERIA’S AFRICAN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPION FACES EIGHT-YEAR BAN
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NIGERIA’S AFRICAN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPION FACES EIGHT-YEAR BAN

BY BRIAN OLIVER. A 24-year-old Nigerian weightlifter who won her second African Championship only six weeks ago faces an eight-year ban from the sport after testing positive for…

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