Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Nigeria Internationally
Authors:
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Nigerian basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
D1 Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. First Bank 3-0 
 2. First Deepwater 2-1 
 3. Customs 1-2 
 4. GT-2000 0-3 
Group B
 1. Dolphins 3-0 
 2. IGP Queens 2-1 
 3. Delta Force 1-2 
 4. Plateau Rocks 0-3 
Stage Two Standings

Articles
Interviews

Umar urges D'Tigress to conquer Africa, as team battle Cote d'Ivoire - Aug 24, 2017


POSTED BY:
OLUSEGUN IKUESAN
E-mail Olusegun:
Olusegun's Articles 
| Follow Olusegun on  Facebook

The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Tijjani Umar, has called on the women's national basketball team, D'Tigress to go all out to conquer Africa as they battle against Cote d'Ivoire in the quarter finals of the 2017 Afrobasket Championship looking for a place in the semi-finals.

Umar, stated that the girls started brilliantly at the group stages winning all the five games played in Group B and he has no doubt in his mind that the national team would end the competition on a high the way they did in the 2003 and 2005 editions when the team won the title.

Umar, who was the federation president when the girls narrowly missed the chance of winning the title for the third time in 2015 slipping against Cameroon in the semi final, noted that, the Nigerian team has shown great fitness and focus in all the matches played so far.

'The girls should continue their good run especially as the competition becomes stiffer going into the knockout stages. The team expressed great character when they defeated highly rated Senegalese team by four point 58 - 54 in the last Group B game of the 2017 Afrobasket for Women.

'I want to call on the team's key players like Evelyn Osarentin Akhator, Ezinne Kalu, Adaora Elonu, Nidd Madu and Jennifer Nyingifa among others to continue to motivate their colleagues to do Nigeria proud at the end of the competition,' Tijani Umar said.   




Adaora Elonu
Nigeria call-up for World cup Camp in Atlanta - 2 days ago
The Nigeria Basketball Federation has called up 28 players to begin camping ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup in Spain in September. The list which includes 10 players from the 2017 FIBA AFROBASKET winning team in Mali is headlined by WNBA players, Evelyn Akhator of Dallas Wings and Ify Ibekwe of New York Liberty. The invited players are to report to camp on Wednesday, 18th July, in Atlanta, Georgia for the team's preparation for the FIBA 2018 Women's World Cup. Team captain, Ai...   [read more]

Atonye
Nyingifa
Atonye Nyingifa (ex H.R. Le-Zion) agreed terms with Ensino - 19 days ago
ATONYE NYINGIFA Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo (LF2) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Nigerian international forward Atonye Nyingifa (180-90, college: UCLA). She played most recently at H.R. Le-Zion in Israeli D1 league. In 21 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 19.5ppg and had 11.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 2.9apg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team and League Player of the Week (2 times). The prev...   [read more]

Uju Ugoka
Uju Ugoka (ex AZS UMCS) is a newcomer at Roche - 28 days ago
UJU UGOKA Roche Vendee BC (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Nigerian forward Uju Ugoka (185-93, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Two Points). She has played for the last two years at Pszczolka Polski-Cukier AZS-UMCS Lublin in Polish BLK league. In 24 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 10.8rpg (leader !!!), 1.0apg and 1.4spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK Honorable Mention and League Player of the...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Adaora Elonu selected the top Nigerian playing abroad in last week's games - 3 months ago  
Sarah Imovbioh's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Nigerians playing currently abroad: - 3 months ago  
Uju Ugoka's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Nigerians playing currently abroad: - 4 months ago  
Uju Ugoka selected the top Nigerian playing abroad in last week's games - 4 months ago  
Dream signs Adaora Elonu - 5 months ago  
Norrkoping tabs Dominique Wilson, ex First Bank - 5 months ago  
Ejay Ofomata (ex Udine Delser) is a newcomer at Adareva - 6 months ago  
Evelyn Akhator's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Nigerians playing currently abroad: - 7 months ago  
Promise Amukamara selected the top Nigerian playing abroad in last week's games - 7 months ago  
Oviedo signs Cecilia Okoye, ex First Bank - 8 months ago  
Chemnitz inks Ayesha Barkley - 8 months ago  
Promise Amukamara's 30 points make her top Nigerian player abroad of the week - 9 months ago  
Adelantados sign Adaeze Alaeze-Dinma - 9 months ago  
Ugo Nwaigwe (ex Lanus) is a newcomer at Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. - 10 months ago  
Tijjani Umar laud D'Tigress for winning third Afrobasket title - 11 months ago  
Nigeria target Semifinals ticket in Mali - 11 months ago  
Umar urges D'Tigress to conquer Africa, as team battle Cote d'Ivoire - 11 months ago  
Vasas Akademia lands Ezinne Kalu - 11 months ago  
Mali 2017 Afrobasket Women: Nigeria focus on game against Senegal - 11 months ago  
Quarter final ticket excites Sarah Ogoke - 11 months ago  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Site Map:
Afrobasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Sports I.T. Solutions Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.