FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: NBBF Thanks Nigerians

The Nigeria Basketball Federation under the leadership of Musa Kida, has expressed gratitude to basketball fans for coming out in large numbers to support the senior national men’s team, D’Tigers at the ongoing qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup in China. D’Tigers outclassed their archrival, Senegal, 89-61 to confirm their dominance in the FIBA World Cup series, recording nine straight victories. Kida told the News Agency of Nigeria after the match at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium on Sunday in Lagos that he was thrilled by the massive…

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D’Tigers Crush Mali In FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

Nigeria’s men’s basketball team D’Tigers on Sunday ended the first phase of their quest for qualification for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup with an 82-59 win over hosts Mali in their last Group B first round qualifying tournament in Mali. The Ike Diogu captained side finished on top of the group with maximum six points and will head into the next phase of the qualifiers in June unbeaten. They had defeated Uganda 102-86 in their first match and Rwanda 108-53 in their second game. According to FIBA, the 12…

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World Cup Qualifiers: NBBF Releases 18-Man D’Tigers Squad

D’Tigers coach Alex Nwora on Sunday named  the country’s  18-man squad  for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Bamako, Mali, from February  23 to 25. On the list released by the Nigeria Basketball Federation,  five players from the squad who helped Nigeria win silver at the  2017 Afrobasket and two  members of  the 2015 Afrobasket winning squad topped the list. Agua Caliente Clippers’ Ikechukwu Ireogbu,  Ike Nwamu (Sioux Falls Skyforce),  Chile-based Bryant Mbamalu (CD Vildivia),  China-based Ike Diogu (Schun Blue Whales) and Turkey-based Ayodeji Akindele (Belediye Spor), who shone…

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