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01-07-2015, 08:32 AM
2015 FIBA Afro Basket: Fund threatens DíTigers participation

Nigeriaís participation in the 2015 FIBA Africa Menís Championship (FIBA Afro Basket) holding in Tunisia may hit a snag if information coming from a key member of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is anything to go by.

With the DíTigers scheduled to face Burkina-Faso in a qualifier this month, there are indications that NBBF is still struggling to raise fund for the championship and could be forced to withdraw the DíTigers from the competition unless funds are made available.

Coach Sani Ahmed of Kano Pillars told Newswatch Times Sports that the federation is still waiting for the National Sports Commission (NSC) to avail them fund to intensify preparations for coming qualifiers against Burkina Faso.

He admitted that it will be unacceptable if DíTigers are unable to feature in the 2015 FIBA Afro Basket, which will serve as qualifiers for the summer FIBA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Janeiro, Brazil.

ďIíve been in touch with the federation and I can tell you that there is no support yet from the NSC concerning the Nations Cup in Tunisia.
ďAs we all know, International competition is under the NSC, but up till this moment, the NSC has not given NBBF any money to start camping for the national team and if it continues this way, we may not go to the Nations Cup and the All African Games in Congo Brazzaville to defend our trophy,Ē he said.

Source (http://www.mynewswatchtimesng.com/2015-fiba-afro-basket-fund-threatens-dtigers-participation/)

01-21-2015, 02:29 AM
Ejike Ugboaja: Why Nigeria failed to qualify in the FIBA World Cup http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/why-nigeria-failed-to-qualify-for-basketball-world-cup/199685/

01-31-2015, 02:06 AM
Good news, the D'Tigers gets a helping hand from the NSC for their 2015 campaign.

02-03-2015, 09:20 AM
AAG/Afrobasket joint preliminaries: National teams may start camping this weekend

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Tijani Umar, on Monday said the federationís national teams would likely resume camp this weekend ahead of the All-Africa Games (AAG)/Afrobasket joint preliminaries.

Umar told newsmen in Abuja that the National Sports Commission (NSC) has promised to give the federation the necessary funds this week for preparations to start next week.

"What has held back the camp is funding, but the NSC has given us its words that money will be available this week. So, if we get that, we will resume camping by weekend.

This is because their (the teams) resumption to camp has been long overdue and we have to start once we get what we need,íí he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the male and female national teams were expected to begin camping in preparation for the joint preliminary competitions for the 2015 AAG/Afrobasket.

The male national team will face Burkina Faso in a home and away fixture on a yet-to-be-decided date in February.

The female national team, on the other hand, will face the women teams in FIBA Africa Zone 3, namely Niger Republic, Cote DíIvoire, Togo, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Ghana.

The NBBF president said he had earlier threatened to resign his position if the national teams were not able to participate in the all-important qualifiers.

"What I am trying to say is that if there are funds to be given from any source, either the private sector or through the government, they should come at the right time.

Otherwise, if we donít play in the tournament, and lose out in the end, then there is no point remaining the leader of the federation.

It is needless being the leader of a failed organisation. It doesnít make any sense."

Source (http://www.nannewsnigeria.com/node/31064)

02-04-2015, 10:59 PM
D’Tigers to play invitational tournament in South Africa (http://www.premiumtimesng.com/sports/176226-dtigers-play-invitational-tournament-south-africa.html)

02-08-2015, 01:18 PM
Sani Ahmed is the new coach of the Nigerian NT. This is his 14-men list ahead of the qualifiers against Burkina Faso:

Abubakar Usman (Kano Pillars)
Stanley Gumut (Mark Mentors)
Mathew Omonya Kano Pillars)
Ibrahim Yusuf (Kano Pillars)
Abdul Yahaya (Mark Mentors)
Moses Odaudu (Mark Mentors)
Victor Anthony (Mark Mentors)
Dike Azuoma (Dodan Warriors)
Timothy Kapon Kwaor (Mark Mentors)
Onyeka Okeke (Kano Pillars)
Ib Hood Okpe Ofije (Lagos Islanders)
Dele Ademola (Kano Pillars)
Adeolu Ojo (Kano Pillars)
Abdulwahab Yakubu (Kano Pillars)

The training camp is starting today, 8th of February.

03-11-2015, 10:37 PM
According to reports, Olumide Oyedeji and Ejike Ugboaja will suit up for Nigeria against Burkina Faso over the weekend.

04-01-2015, 01:49 AM
According to reports, Festus Ezeli of the Golden State Warriors have committed to play in Afrobasket.

04-21-2015, 04:49 AM
According to reports, Festus Ezeli of the Golden State Warriors have committed to play in Afrobasket.

Ike Diogu and Jamal Olasawere have committed as well, Ben Uzoh will probably play too. He recently signed with Lagos Islanders, one of the domestic league's teams.

05-04-2015, 02:43 AM
Nigeria looking for a new head coach for Afrobasket: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/sports/182404-nigeria-seeks-new-coach-for-mens-basketball-team.html

08-18-2015, 02:58 PM
The 12 D'Tigers for Rades are known:
Michael Umeh
Ben Uzoh
Chamberlain ĽChamp Ľ Oguchi
Michael Gbinije
Stanley Okoye
Jamal Olasewere
Al-Farouq Aminu
Olaseni Lawal
Alade Aminu
Ike Diogu
Olumide Oyedeji
Andy Ogide

No Ezeli, Zanna, Akindele or Obasohan.