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    D’Tigress qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

D’Tigress qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

D’Tigress, Nigeria's women basketball team, have booked their ticket for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, despite losing to Serbia in their second group game at the ongoing FIBA Olympic games qualifying tournament. On Saturday, D'Tigress lost to Serbia 64-70 points. For the first time in the sports history, Nigeria will feature in the Olympics with her men and women's basketball teams. Mozambique’s [...]

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    Joshua’s title reclaim, Ujiri’s NBA win, Brume’s leap — 10 major sports stories of 2019

Joshua’s title reclaim, Ujiri’s NBA win, Brume’s leap — 10 major sports stories of 2019

Sometimes it's the shame, sadness, and anger of losing out to rivals. Other times, the anxiety, pride and concomitant elation are evident. Whichever it is, emotions have always been integral to sports. There's no gainsaying that the 2019 sports scene has witnessed moments hysteria and scandals alike — giving way to pivotal achievements that tugged at our heartstrings and dominated talks [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ighalo, Brume, D’Tigress shine at 2019 Nigerian Sports Award

FULL LIST: Ighalo, Brume, D’Tigress shine at 2019 Nigerian Sports Award

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles striker, has been named footballer of the year at the 2019 Nigerian Sports Award. The 2019 edition was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday night. Ighalo, who had an outstanding performance for Nigeria before retiring from international football, won the gong after he emerged highest goal scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. https://twitter.com/ngrsportsaward/status/1200523302760005635?s=21 He [...]

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    D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D'Tigress of Nigeria, reigning African champions, will face the United State of America (current world number one), Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The draw was held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters on Tuesday. The four FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying tournaments will take place from February 6-9, 2020 [...]

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    Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Back-to-back: D’Tigress beats Senegal to claim fourth FIBA Afrobasket title

Nigeria's D'Tigress out dunked Senegal to claim a back-to-back title at the 2019 FIBA Women's Afrobasket at the Dakar Arena in Senegal. D'Tigress becomes the first team to win back-to-back Women’s AfroBasket titles since Angola followed up their 2011 triumph with another in 2013. The Otis Hugley tutored side clinched their fourth Afrobasket title after defeating 12th-time African champion, Senegal 60-55 on [...]

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    D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lomé for FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup

The Nigerian men and women's national teams arrived in Lomé, Togo on Thursday for the 2018 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup. The men’s team captained by Azouma Dike is made up of Abdul Yahaya, Lucky Subel and Godwin David, all plying their trade with Kano Pillars. Still buzzing from their fairytale run at the FIBA Women’s World Cup, D’Tigress' 3x3 team will hope [...]

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    D’Tigress leap highest in FIBA rankings after stellar World Cup

D’Tigress leap highest in FIBA rankings after stellar World Cup

D'Tigress have moved up 15 places in the latest FIBA Women’s ranking after their World Cup heroics. Nigeria became the first African team to win more than one game in a World Cup tournament and also advanced to the quarter-final of the competition. Ranked 34th before the World Cup in Spain, D'Tigress are now the second best team in Africa and 19th in [...]

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    D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

D’Tigress’ impressive World Cup run comes to an end

The US team on Friday ended D'Tigress' impressive run at the FIBA Women's World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The defending champions overcame their slow start to defeat D'Tigress 71-40 and earn their 20th straight win in the competition. The D'Tigress won the first quarter 17-9, marking the first time the world number one team had scored less than 10 points in any [...]

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    VIDEO: How D’Tigress defeated Greece in historic World Cup game

VIDEO: How D’Tigress defeated Greece in historic World Cup game

Nigeria’s D’Tigress have defeated Greece in the ongoing 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain. D’Tigress won 57-56 to progress to the quarter-final. The Nigerian team is the first from Africa to win three straight World Cup games. Watch the highlights below. The team will face the US on Friday. [...]

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    World Cup: D’Tigress defeat Greece to set up clash with US

World Cup: D’Tigress defeat Greece to set up clash with US

Nigeria's D'Tigress continued their magical run at the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup with an impressive 57-56 victory over Greece to advance to the quarter-final. The game against Greece took place in Tenerife, Spain, on Wednesday. It was a keenly contested tie which saw the Nigerian side draw the first quarter 15-15. D'Tigress won the second and third quarters 16-11, 17-11 but the [...]

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    D’Tigress advance to World Cup quarter-final after historic win

D’Tigress advance to World Cup quarter-final after historic win

D’Tigress defeated Argentina 75-70 to sail through to the quarter-final of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The African champions won back-to-back games to clinch second spot in Group B. DTigress became the first African country to win two games at the group stage of a FIBA Women’s World Cup. The Nigerian team won the first quarter 18-12 but the [...]

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    D’Tigress defeat Turkey to record first ever World Cup win

D’Tigress defeat Turkey to record first ever World Cup win

D’Tigress have won their first ever game at a FIBA Women’s World Cup. Nigeria's women basketball team defeated Turkey 74-68 in the Group B encounter in Tenerife, Spain, on Sunday. The team trailed the Turks 15-7 in the first quarter but bounced back to win the second quarter 22-17. D'Tigress extended their lead from five in the second quarter to 13, winning 23-10 [...]

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    D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress will start their FIBA Women’s World Basketball Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday. The African Champions, ranked 34th in the world, will square up against fourth-ranked Australia in Tenerife, Spain. Otis Hughley, D’Tigress head coach, says the team is ready to confront any opposition. "We were born ready for this. There is no point in coming to such events like this just [...]

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    NBBF appoints Otis Hughley as D’Tigress coach

NBBF appoints Otis Hughley as D’Tigress coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has appointed Otis Hughley as the replacement for Sam Vincent who was fired as head coach of the senior women’s basketball team on Thursday. The appointment of the former NBA coach was finalised after the NBBF leadership approved his program for the D’Tigress’ participation at the World Cup in Spain. Musa Kida, NBBF president, said the leadership [...]

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    NBBF sacks Vincent as D’Tigress coach

NBBF sacks Vincent as D’Tigress coach

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has sacked Sam Vincent as head coach of the senior women's basketball team. The NBBF said the decision was taken after assessing the team’s progress in camp ahead of the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup. Musa Kida, NBBF president, said the conflicting commitments of Vincent has continued to affect his duties as coach of D'Tigress. The coach was [...]

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    D’Tigress to kick off World Cup campaign against Australia

D’Tigress to kick off World Cup campaign against Australia

DTigress will begin their FIBA women's World Cup campaign against Australia on September 22 at the Arena Santiago Martin, San Cristobal De La Laguna, Spain. Sam Vincent's team, currently ranked 37th in the world and fifth in Africa, was handed a tough challenge with the grouping. The team will face world number seven, Turkey, on September 23 at Santa Cruz De Tenerife [...]

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