NBBF appoints officials for National Sports Festival

Tony Emunwen and Sule Mohammed have both been announced as Technical Commissioners for the National Sports Festival by the Nigeria Basketball Federation. The announcement was made by the NBBF Secretary General, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi on Sunday following deliberation by the board’s Technical Committee. Renowned FIBA referees, Kingsley Ojeaburu, Opeyemi Ogunleye and Samuel Sofoluwe  will be joined by Oseni Aiyegbege and Eddie Tox. Fatimah Yahaya who was recently badged by FIBA has also been penciled down alongside Abuja based Chika Ogboke, Mercy Mark. Meanwhile, Afolabi Ikuomola, Tosin Olajibutu, Kehinde Olubomi, Blessing Richard,…

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FIBA condoles with NBBF, FMYSD, Sokoto State Government

The Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) has sympathized with the NBBF, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Sokoto State Government after the fatal accident involving the state’s basketball team that claimed the life of Coach Elisha Jatau. FIBA leadership in a statement described the accident as an unfortunate incident which has had a reverberating effect throughout the global basketball family. At the FIBA Finance Committee meeting which has the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr Musa Kida as member, the committee commiserated with the federation and the good people…

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2021 Olympics: NBBF ready to deploy war chest

As the men and women national teams prepare for a busy 2021, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has vowed not to spare any effort in getting the best out of the teams. This was made known by the International Representative on the board, Col Sam Ahmedu in a chat with newsmen in Lagos. Ahmedu who doubles as the Benue State Basketball Association chairman said since the board took over in 2017, the welfare of the players has been top of its agenda. “Getting to the apex of basketball in Africa and…

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NBA: Harden lifts short-handed Nets to keep pressure on 76ers, LeBron-less Lakers struggle as Zion makes NBA history

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers continue to go toe-to-toe in the Eastern Conference after both championship hopefuls won in the NBA on Tuesday. James Harden led the way with a double-double as the star-studded Nets topped the Portland Trail Blazers 116-112. In the absence of fellow superstars Kyrie Irving (personal matter) and Kevin Durant (hamstring), Harden posted 25 points and a career high-tying 17 assists to fuel the short-handed Nets in Portland. Jeff Green finished with 20 points – 15 in the first half – Nicolas Claxton put up…

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Gov. Ganduje presents official letters of appointment to Kano Pillars Board Members

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has formally presented Kano Pillars FC Board Members their appointment letters today, Tuesday 23rd March 2021. The appointed Board Members are Prof. Musa Garba A. A, Aminu Muhammad Inuwa (Chana), Bashir Idris Mu’azu (Jide), Muhammad Musa, Rabiu Isyaku Gama and Hajiya Suraya Aminu Sai Mama. While presenting them with the appointment letters at the state Cabinet office, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje charged them to tightening their belts for the task ahead and to move the club forward. The Governor who was represented by…

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12 Nigerians penned down for 2021/2022 FIBA competitions

Following the conclusion of 2021 FIBA Match Commissioner and Referees exams on Monday, 22nd, March, 12 Nigerians have been accredited for the 2021/2022 international window. Current Technical Representative on the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Adamu Janlong was retained as Match Commissioners alongside Adeola Oboro and Akisehinde Ishola. Lai Alimi made a return to the continent as a certified referee alongside renowned FIBA referee, Kingsley Ojeaburu. Others are Lagos based Samuel Shofoluwe, Ayodeji Oladeji (Ibadan), Afolabi Ikuomola (Lagos), Opeyemi Ogunla (Abuja) and Gambo Musa. New entrant Fatima Ibrahim (Abuja) was the only…

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Only the best will represent Nigeria in Tokyo- NBBF

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has advised Nigerians to stop speculations over the final 12 man roster ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo for the Men’s and Women’s national teams.  This call became necessary following self-declarations of top NBA players who have pledged their support and international career to Nigerian Basketball program.  The NBBF announced that no player is guaranteed an automatic shirt on the team based on many factors ranging from technical, tactical setup of the coaches as well as unforeseen circumstances such as injuries. NBBF President, Engr Musa…

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NPFL21: Jugunu targets NPFL title, dedicates Pillars 2-1 victory over Wikki to Gov. Ganduje

By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi (TangaSports) Acting Technical Adviser of Nigeria’s Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars FC, Ibrahim A. Musa aka Coach Jugunu, has promised to lead the Sai Masu Gida to their 5th NPFL title by the end of the current campaign. The experience tactician was reinstated to head the technical crew in an Acting capacity after the resignation of Frenchman, Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia. So far, Ibrahim A. Musa has led the Sai Masu Gida to a back-to-back victories against Kwara Utd in Kaduna and Wikki Tourists at the…

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Wikki 1-2 Pillars: Jambul commend Pillars Technical crew

By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi (TangaSports) Charismatic Chairman of the Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars FC, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Jambul has commended the technical crew of the club and the players for their never-say-die attitude in their 2-1 victory away to Wikki Tourists of Bauchi in the Match Day 17 of the 2020/21 NPFL season. The Pride of Kano displayed one of their best performance so far when they scored two first-half goals courtesy of Nwagua Nyima and David Ebuka in the 13th and 27th minutes of the game…

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Bball: Kida heaps praise on Governor Tambuwal

The Sokoto state Governor, Rt. Hon Aminu Tambuwal, has been singled out for praise by the NBBF board for his prompt response and intervention upon receiving reports about players who were recently involved in an auto crash. Acknowledging the impact played by the state government, the Nigeria Basketball Federation said the prompt response ensured that the players were given prompt and good attention. The NBBF board led by Engr Musa Kida said, “Special thanks must go to His Excellency for coming through for the players which significantly reduced the impact…

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