Nigeria to battle U.S., Serbia, Mozambique for Tokyo Olympics ticket
Reigning African Champions, Nigeria will face world number one, United States of America, Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
River Hoopers win 2019 NBBF President’s Cup, qualify for Basketball Africa League
Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club of Port Harcourt beat Raptors of Lagos 97 to 57 to win the 2019 President’s Cup, which ended at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos yesterday.
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…
At NBBF AGM, Kida regrets crisis in federation, calls for cooperation
Amid tight security, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) over the weekend held its annual general meeting...
Stakeholders’ support crucial for 2019 success, says NBBF
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has called on its stakeholders to brace up for another rollercoaster ride in 2019, saying it is as ready for another successful foray in the international game. Despite landmark achievements in 2018, the NBBF believes that 2019 will be better. According to NBBF President, Musa Kida, “the 2018 achievements were…
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…
D’Tigress emerge highest climbers in latest FIBA ranking
D’Tigress have moved up 15 places in the latest FIBA Women’s ranking to 19th spot in the world after their 2018 World Cup heroics.At the last world cup, Nigeria became the first African team to win more than 1 game in a single World Cup tournament, and also advance to the quarterfinals of the competition.
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…
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.
Nigeria to host FIBA 2019 World Cup qualifiers
After successfully hosting the third quarter of FIBA Men’s 2019 World Cup qualifier last month, Nigeria has once again been awarded the right to stage the fourth window of the World Cup qualifier, from September 14 to 16, at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.