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Published in local Written by September 21 2019 0

Nigeria's Ambassador to the Republic of Togo, His Excellency Joseph Olusola Iji on Friday made a passionate win-the-match plea to the Home-based Senior National Team, Super Eagles B who arrived in Lome, Togo by mid-day of the same day. 

Published in local Written by September 18 2019 0

FC Barcelona of Spain forward Asisat Oshoala has been named the permanent captain of the Super Falcons by acting head coach Christopher Danjuma.

Published in local Written by September 18 2019 0

The Nigeria Football Federation is working hard at sealing a match with an African team for the Super Eagles, after announcing on Monday night that the three –time African champions will play Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on Sunday 13th October.

Published in local Written by September 16 2019 0

Nigeria’s two remaining representatives in the 2019/20 CAF Champions League (CAFCL) and Confederation Cup (CC) Enyimba and Rangers had their hope of progression hanging after unimpressive results at the weekend.

Published in local Written by September 17 2019 0

In the light of the continued successes of its National Teams on the international scene, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has assured prospective sponsors of media mileage and global business exposure.


The federation, through its Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade said this on Friday during a meeting with Afro-American basketball superstar, Andre Ighoudala who is on an official trip to Nigeria.

 

According to Ogunade, the Nigeria Basketball Federation is leaving no stone unturned in boosting its financial capacity as  relying on government as its sole financier is not sustainable in the long term.

 

Ogunade who in the company of fellow board members, Felix Awogu and Oni Afolabi said it was high time  sponsors identified basketball as one of the key federations capable of positively exposing their brands to the global market.

 

“Since we took over in 2017, we have continued to enjoy unimaginable successes on the global stage. D’Tigress have won two Afrobasket titles, gotten to the quarter final of the World Cup while the men won silver medal at the 2017 Afrobasket, first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup as well as finishing as the best African team at the just concluded World Cup to pick the 2020 Olympics ticket.”

 

“The 3x3 teams have conquered Africa, been to the World Cup and are a strong force to reckon with. Today, I can boldly say basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in Nigeria.”

 

Sequel to the new found status of basketball on the global stage, the NBBF believes private investors have a lot to gain in terms of media exposure if they partner with the federation.

 

“All eyes are on our national teams while the global media buzz around the teams have continued to increase. Investors, partners and sponsors have a lot to gain.”

 

“We have so many grassroots programs, Men’s Divisions one and two, the Zenith Women League and the Men’s Premier League that are in need of attention.”, Ogunade said.

 

In his response, Ighoudala who has won three NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors as well as the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the  2012 Summer Olympics titles with USA praised the performance of the D’Tigers at the World Cup.

 

“Congratulations on the qualification for the Olympics. I monitored the performance of the team in China and I was impressed by this amazing team. I also heard about the women’s team which also won the 2019 title. These achievements are commendable.”

 

Currently on the books of Memphis Grizzlies, the Silicon Valley investor and Jumia Nigeria,  Ighoudala assured the federation that he will look at possible ways to partner the federation in growing basketball in Nigeria.

 

Published in local Written by September 12 2019 0

The mother of Super Eagles Head Coach, GERNOT ROHR, is dead.

Published in local Written by September 11 2019 0

Cup holders Nigeria will defend their Africa U23 Cup of Nations title in Egypt in November after the Olympic Eagles secured a robust 5-0 win over their Sudanese counterpart in the final qualifying leg at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday evening.

Published in local Written by September 11 2019 0

A relatively newbreed Super Eagles team came close to bringing down Ukraine’s ‘Blue and Yellow’ at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday before suffering loss of concentration that saw Ukraine tie the game 2-2 with two goals in 45 seconds.

Published in local Written by September 10 2019 0

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari and the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare after the D’Tigers booked a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.

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