With few hours to their quarter final match against Cote d’Ivoire on Friday at 2pm (3PM Nigerian time), coaches and players are determined to continue their impressive campaign and book a ticket to the semifinals of the Afrobasket competition. Speaking after their last training earlier today (Friday), Head coach, Sam Vincent said playing against Ivory Coast will not be an easy task since every team in the quarter finals is good enough to win the title. Vincent who led D’Tigress to the London 2012 Olympics said that, “Every team who will face D’Tigress will be out for the kill. After winning 5 games out of 5, teams are now more aware of the threat posed by Nigeria, so they will want to come all out and achieve an upset." The team’s assistant coach, Ahmedu Peter said the technical team has studied and learnt from the mistakes made by the D’Tigress team to...
BY Isaiah Benjamin, Kaduna Bauchi Nets of Bauchi and Kada Stars of Kaduna have replaced Mark Mentors and Defenders of Abuja in the ongoing Kwese Premier Basketball League Conference 6 playoffs holding at the Indoor Hall of Murtala Square Stadium in Kaduna. The competition which forms part of the last lap in the Kwese Premier Basketball League runs from August 14 to 20. According to organizers of the league, the need to replace both teams from Abuja became necessary due to the failure of the teams to honour their invitation to be part of the Conference 6 after qualifying to participate during the regular season. The League Director, Mr Ajibarede Bello, said the decision was taken according to the rules governing the league. “The rules are very clear. Both clubs were invited and letters were duly sent to them. They are aware and fully informed as well as mobilized according to the rules...
Ahead of their fourth group match against Guinea at the ongoing 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament in Mali, D’Tigress top star, Evelyn Akhator is confident of another world class performance against fellow West African side. Akhator, who plays as a forward/center and currently in the books of Dallas Wings in the Women National Basketball Association (WNBA) said despite an impressive outing so far in the competition, she has not fully reached her full potential. The influential player started her campaign against Mozambique with 13 points and 6 rebounds before hitting 7points and catching 9 rebounds against DR Congo and climaxed it on Sunday against Egypt with 24points, 5 assists and 13 rebounds. Speaking after her effort ensured Nigeria became the first team to qualify for the quarter finals, Akhator said she is enjoying herself. “I am just having fun.  One thing about basketball is that you just have to have fun to be...
Plans have been concluded by the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Basketball Federation to organize the first test match for the Senior Women National team as they continue their training camp ahead of the 2017 Women Afrobasket tournament. The team popularly referred to as D’Tigress will engage Raptors Basketball Club of Lagos in a friendly game by 4pm on Wednesday during their evening training session. The game is geared at giving the Technical crew led by Sam Vincent the needed opportunity to assess the players in camp as they intensify their preparation for the event taking place in Mali. The game against the Division 1 club is the first of the test games lined up against local club sides before the team’s departure for Bamako on the 16th of August.  
Head coach of the Women's Senior National basketball team, Sam Vincent is optimistic about D’Tigress chances of making an impressive outing at the 2017 Women's Afrobasket tournament holding in Mali. An impressed Vincent who arrived the team’s camp on Wednesday night was at the team's second friendly game in two days against Raptors Basketball club at the Indoor Sports hall of the Lagos National Stadium, Surulere. Despite suffering another defeat against Raptors with the game ending 78points to 65 in favour of the men’s team, the coach said there was a marked improvement in the way the team played as they were able to reduce the 16points deficit in their earlier 71 points to 55 loss to just 13 in less than 24 hours. “I feel great, the ladies are working hard, we got a good training camp in Florida. We have a solid local training camp and I feel we have...