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)
Following their 114 to 69 victory over Central Africa Republic in the on-going FIBA 2019 Africa World Cup qualifier taking place in Lagos, Nigeria men’s basketball team became the first official team to book their ticket for the China 2019 World Cup.
D’Tigers captain, Ike Diogu has blamed the conflicting schedule of the FIBA international calendar for the continued absence of members of the 2015 Afrobasket winning side from the national team fold. Diogu dispelled rumours of conflicts between the players and the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) as reasons for their continued absence, saying the players remained…
Coach of D’Tigers, Alex Nwora, has said he will be relying on the quality leadership and experience of team captain, Ike Diogu, for a successful prosecution of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualification, as the second phase of the African qualifiers dunk off in Lagos on June 28.
Expectations are high as D’Tigers, led by seasoned head coach, Alex Nwora, returned to the country to continue their perfect start on the road to China. The match is scheduled for the National Stadium, Surulere between June 29 and July 1. Nigeria’s national basketball team joined FIBA in 1964. Due to the steady increase in…
Nigeria’s senior men’s national 3x3 team left Lagos yesterday for the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup holding in Philippines between June 8 and 12. The four-man team, which departed from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport aboard a Qatar Airways flight, was led out by the Director of 3x3 Nigeria, Frank Jituboh.
The Nigerian men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Monday lost 55-97 to hosts Australia at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.The result meant D’Tigers finished bottom of Pool A with three straight losses, against New Zealand, Canada and Australia.