NBBF shifts attention to local scene after World Cup heroics
For many wondering what comes next after the 2018 World Cup heroics of the D’Tigress, the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Musa Kida has assured that attention will now be shifted to the grassroots and various domestic leagues being organised by the federation. Kida told NBBF media that to ensure the sustainability of…
FIBA congratulates NBBF on World Cup qualification
The Federation of International Basketball Federations (FIBA) has congratulated the Nigeria Basketball Federation for being the first team in the world to qualify for the 2019 Men’s cup in China. In a letter addressed to the NBBF President, Musa Kida, FIBA Secretary General, Patrick Baumann said punching a ticket to the World Cup was not just…
Kida predicts success for D’Tigress at FIBA Championship
Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President, Musa Kida strongly believes the women’s senior national team will give a good representation of Africa when the 2018 World Cup tips off in Spain. The Nigerian team is currently in Lagos preparing for the World Cup and Kida believes the chosen players are the best squad available for the…
Nigerian basketballers need more competitions to grow, says Ujiri
Co- founder of Giants of Africa (GOA) basketball programme, Masai Ujiri has called on the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) and corporate bodies to organise more championships for youths aspiring to become stars in the dunking game, saying lack of competitions has stunted the country’s growth in the game.
NBBF not sure of D’Tigress’ arrival date
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) yesterday confessed that it was no longer sure when the women senior national team, D’Tigress will arrive in Lagos to begin the final leg of their preparations for the Spain 2018 Women World Cup. The team were expected top arrive in Lagos yesterday, but the NBBF said the delegation could…
NBBF sacks Vincent, picks Hughley as D’Tigress coach
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) yesterday announced its decision to part ways with D’Tigress’ Coach, Sam Vincent, saying it has appointed Otis Hughley in his place.
NBBF sacks D’Tigress coach, Vincent
NBBF Media Officer, Afolabi Oni, in a statement on Friday said the decision was taken after extensive consultations and assessment of the team’s progress in camp ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.
‘South East ready for Total/NBBF Division 2 zonal qualifiers’
The 10 teams billed to battle in Umuahia at the South East Zonal qualifiers have been charged to brace up for the competition, which jumps off on August 17 and ends on August 23. The 10 teams have also been assured of a conducive environment to exhibit their skills at the competition, where the best…
NBBF steps up plans for FIBA women world cup
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has said that the women national basketball team would begin training before the end of this month for the 18th edition of the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) Women World Cup holding in Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain from September 22 to 30.
NBBF laments effects of distractions on basketball development
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President, Ahmadu Musa Kida has revealed that the factional crisis dogging the federation has affected its developmental efforts since it came into office. Speaking at the NBBF Atlantic Conference’s stakeholders meeting at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos on Wednesday, Kida said his board would have achieved greater heights after…
NBBF holds 2018 stakeholders meeting this week
As part of efforts to begin a new league season this year, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has finalised plans to meet with all the stakeholders on May 16 in Lagos and May 18 in Abuja, the federation has announced. The meeting, it said, is to deliberate on issues concerning the game.