• Hot Shooting Nigeria beats Croatia 90-76 in men’s basketball at ongoing Rio Olympics

    Hot Shooting Nigeria beats Croatia 90-76 in men’s basketball at ongoing Rio Olympics

    The door to the men’s basketball quarterfinal remains wide open in Group B after Nigeria upset Croatia 90-76 Saturday night to capture the team’s second Olympic victory ever.

    Croatia (2-2) failed to lock up a spot in quarterfinals and now it, Brazil, Spain and Nigeria have a shot at the final two spots with one game remaining. Argentina and Lithuania will advance.

    The Nigerians buried 17 3-pointers while Croatia hit just six. Nigeria also had 17 offensive rebounds. Nigeria led by 17 late […]

  • Olumide Oyedeji resigns from national basketball team

    Olumide Oyedeji resigns from national basketball team

    Nigeria’s senior national men’s basketball team’s long serving captain, Olumide Oyedeji, on Wednesday resigned from the D’Tigers.

    Oyedeji, who announced his resignation on his Twitter handle, bid his teammates farewell as they prepare for the Summer Rio Olympics in Brazil.

    He cited personal reasons for his leaving the D’Tigers.

    Oyedeji has served the nation for two decades and captained the team that won the 2015 Africa Nations Basketball Cup in Tunisia, the first major trophy to be won by Nigeria in the sport.

    He […]

  • Basketball fans unhappy with D’Tigers Olympic preparation

    Basketball fans unhappy with D’Tigers Olympic preparation

    Some basketball fans in Lagos reacting to Nigeria’s poor showing at Stankovic Cup in China, say the Nigeria Basketball Federations (NBBF) is lackadaisical in the team’s preparations.

    It was reported that Nigeria men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, ended their campaign in the Stankovic Cup last Friday with a 73-82 loss to France.

    The invitational championship was part of the preparation for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro bound team.

    The team gained automatic qualification to the Olympics when they emerged Africa’s Champions in 2015.
    It began […]

  • Nigeria withdraws from basketball championships – FIBA

    Nigeria withdraws from basketball championships – FIBA

    The FIBA Africa Zone 3 U-18 Championship for Boys and Girls scheduled to commence from July 2 to July 9 in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, will be held without Nigeria.

    FIBA’s Administrative Secretary, Joe Apu, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) had withdrawn from the competition.

    According to the statement, the competition is the qualifiers for the FIBA Africa U-18 Championships scheduled for Kigali, Rwanda in October.

    It said the winners and runners-up in Rwanda […]