Nigeria's men's basketball team, D'Tigers will honour Nigerian music legend, Sound Sultan who died and was buried in the US. The team will wear polo shirts with Sound Sultan's face printed on it, just before their third exhibition game against Australia This is to honour the Nigerian music icon who died after a battle with throat cancer.
One of the best decisions of the Nigerian Basketball Federation(NBBF) was to appoint an experienced NBA coach to man the Nigerian male basketball team, a wise decision. With help of the 51-year-old, to a larger extent, with will help harness the untapped talents from the local and abroad.
One of the rising prospects in the Nigerian basketball scene, Deborah Onu has succumbed to the cold hands of death in the early hours of Saturday at an Abuja based hospital due to complications from tuberculosis of the spine. The sad news was made public by the Secretary General of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi while briefing the board. According to her, the late Deborah was responding to treatments after undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of Primus Hospital, Kar
Nigeria basketball team are currently on the right track in their preparation for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as they pulled yet another shocker. This time around, they defeated the 4th best team in the world Argentina's basketball team. The Nigerian Basketball Federation in their social media account dedicated the huge win to the late singer Sound Sultan.
Because of her "extensive participation" with Team USA for more than a decade, Nneka Ogwumike's plea to represent Nigeria at the 2020 Olympics was rejected by the international basketball governing body, FIBA, on Wednesday. According to ESPN, Ogwumike, a 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player who competed for Team USA from 2009 through 2018, is trying to examine all available alternatives, including the possibility of filing a complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Nigerian BasketBall Federation (NBBF) has taken to Twitter to troll the USA Basketball team on Twitter after their historic victory. The USA team on its official Twitter handle posted the scoreline of the game. The NBBF commented under the post "How does it feel" referring to the win they recorded against the USA team.
CaIls for Inclusion of Home-based Players in D'Tigers Squad for the Olympics Ridiculous -----Ogunade
The vice president of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Babs Ogunade has hinted that there are very slim chances of players from the domestic league making D’Tigers team for the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics games.