Category: Basketball

D’Tigress Protest Unpaid Wages, Allowances, threaten to boycott FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Afrobasket champions, the D’Tigress are protesting over their unpaid wages and allowances. They are also expressing grievances over what they described as unfair...

Nigeria’s D’Tigress defeat Mali to clinch 3rd straight Afrobasket Title

By Mukwuzi Joseph Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, the D’Tigress have recorded a historic achievement of winning the Afrobasket championship for the third...

Nigeria’s D’Tigers blow 11-point lead to lose 92-99 against Germany

By Mukwuzi Joseph The Nigerian team came as one of the favorites to clinch a medal in the competition after they beat the USA and Argentina in friendlies. But the...

D’Tigress go down fighting in a narrow 81-72 loss to USA

By Mukwuzi Joseph Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Tuesday lost 81-72 to the United States in their Olympic Games opener in Saitama. It...

Milwaukee Bucks beat Phoenix Suns to win first NBA title in 50 years as Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 50 points

By Mukwuzi Joseph Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points as the Milwaukee Bucks claimed their first NBA title for 50 years with a 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns....

Nigeria Customs finally release seized kits of the Nigerian basketball teams after 3 months

By Mukwuzi Joseph The Nigeria Customs Service has finally released the seized basketball kits and equipment meant for the country’s men’s and women’s...

Nneka Ogwumike denied by FIBA to play for Nigeria after team USA snub

By Mukwuzi Joseph Nneka Ogwumike’s bid to play at the Olympics has again been denied. The Los Angeles Sparks was left off Team USA’s Olympic roster, a...

Nigerian Basketball team honour Sound Sultan with a warm-up shirt that has his face before their pre-Olympics match against Australia

Nigerian Basketball team, D’Tigers honored late Nigerian veteran singer Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face on it before their pre-Olympics match...

D’Tigers win again, trash Argentina 94-71 in Las Vegas

By Mukwuzi Joseph D’Tigers continued their preparation for the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a dominating 94-71 win over fourth ranked Argentina in an...

“I’m kind of glad it happened,” said U.S. Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich, after shocking 90-87 loss to Nigeria

By Mukwuzi Joseph The U.S. men’s basketball team lost to Nigeria 90-87 on Saturday night, July10, in its first pre-Olympic exhibition game. Nigeria who had six NBA...