Kida, Joe Apu get FIBA Zone Three appointments
Two Nigerians have been appointed by the FIBA Africa Zone 3 board to serve for the 2019 - 2023 term in office. Engr Musa Kida was nominated to serve in the capacity of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Vice President
D’Tigers now 23rd best team in world basketball rankings
Nigeria has moved up 10 places to the 23rd spot in the latest FIBA ranking released after the 2019 men’s basketball World Cup in China. D’Tigers, who became the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup, won three games and lost two during the competition to finish 17th out of the 32 participating teams.
Nigeria’s 3x3 FIBA African Nations Cup teams begin camping in Abuja
Nigeria's senior men and women’s 3x3 teams, as well as the U-18 boys and girls squads have commenced camping at the Package B of the MOshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja ahead of the 3x3 FIBA Africa Nations Cup, which will hold in Kampala, Uganda from November 7 to 11, 2019.
D'Tigers inch closer to Olympics after beating Cote d'Ivoire
Nigeria's men basketball team, D'Tigers defeated Cote d'Ivoire at the classification round 83-66 at the FIBA World Cup to move closer to Olympics qualification. Nnamdi Vincent led D'Tigers in scoring with 15 points, shooting 33.3% from threes while Al-Farouq Aminu followed with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Deon Thompson reinforced his importance to the…
D’Tigress, NBBF bag FIBA recognition, Dare lauds federation
Another feather was added to the already decorated cap of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) in the wee hours of yesterday in China. The NBBF was recognized as the federation with the Most Improved Women Team between 2017 and 2019 at the plenary session of the FIBA Congress and Awards Ceremony, which took place in Beijing yesterday.
Players relaxed over final squad list, says Nnamdi
Playing in the FIBA World Cup is one of the best things that can happen to a basketball player. Nigeria is currently preparing for the China 2019 FIBA World Cup, which is five days away, but the composition of the final team is still unknown to the players.
With FIBA U16 Afrobasket boys, the future looks bright
It has been acknowledged by followers of basketball that Nigeria has the potential to compete favourably with the best countries in the game given its abundant youth population. With a youth population estimated to be over 100 million, the country is seen as a talent deposit yet to be mined to the fullest.
Zenith Bank women’s league not all comers affair, says NBBF
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has disclosed that it decided to increase the number of clubs in the 2019 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League, which dunks off on July 1, because the current female league does not have lower divisions from where clubs could be promoted to the Premier Division like their male counterparts. Speaking…
CBL initiative gave birth to NBA Africa League, says Udezue
Ugo Udezue is a former Nigeria international basketball player who worked in the United States developing African players after he retired professionally. He resigned his lucrative job in the USA and returned to Lagos where he is helping African continent with Continental Basketball League and AFA Sports products. He spoke with journalists in Lagos. What…
Nigeria in Pot 7 with Senegal, New Zealand, Angola
The Federation of International Basketball (FIBA) has put Nigeria in Pot Seven alongside Senegal, New Zealand and Angola ahead of the Men’s World Cup...
D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive in Lomé for 2018 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup
The men and women’s national teams arrived in Lomé, Togo yesterday for the 2018 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup, which begins this weekend.The men’s team captained by Azuoma Dike (Kano Pillars) is made up of Abdul Yahaya (Kano Pillars), Lucky Subel (Kano Pillars) and Godwin David (Kano Pillars)
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…