Two members of the 2015 AfroBasket-winning squad Alade Aminu and Olaseni Lawal have returned to D’Tigers ahead of this month’s 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos. Both players, who last featured for D’Tigers at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, were recalled by coach Alex Nwora for the games against Mali, Rwanda and Uganda, which hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos from June 29.

The big five European leagues enjoyed record revenues in the 2016-17 season as a result of new broadcasting arrangements, according to data released on Thursday by Deloitte. According to Reuters, the combined revenue of the big five leagues - in England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy - was 12.6 billion pounds, representing a 9 percent increase from the previous year.

D’Tigers will begin camping for their Group B FIBA World Cup qualifiers on June 19 in Lagos under the supervision of head coach, Alex Nwora, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced. The Secretary General of the NBBF, Chimezie Asiegbu, stated this on Tuesday as the federation intensifies efforts to ensure that the team maintain its 100 per cent winning record in the qualification series.

Soccer’s ruling body FIFA has filed a criminal complaint against online ticket reseller Viagogo, saying it wanted to protect fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resale at the World Cup in Russia starting next week. Zurich-based FIFA said on Tuesday it had filed a complaint, based on the law on unfair competition, with the public prosecutor’s office in Geneva after receiving complaints about the Swiss company’s practices.

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja handed over the apartment promised a former Super Eagles coach, Dutchman Johannes Bonfrere in 1994. The promise was made during the late Gen. Sani Abacha administration following Super Eagles’ victory in the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

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The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association say the NBA Africa Game 2018, the NBA’s third game in Africa, will be played in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, in honour of the centenary of the South African legend. The game, which takes place following the 16th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa, is scheduled for August 4 at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has spoken on Nigeria’s chances of shining at the 2018 World Cup billed on be hosted by Russia. The Gernman tactician stated that if Nigeria failed to go pass the group stage, it would be that the other teams in the group performed better.

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