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Read more NBBF invite 14 players for D’Tigers’ AfroBasket campaign The Nigerian Basketball Federation have called up 14 players from the Kwese Premier Basketball League for camping ahead of the forthcoming 2017 Men’s AfroBasket tournament scheduled for 8 September 16 September...... Read more Afrobasket 2017: D’Tigress book Q-final spot Nigeria’s D’Tigress have booked a quarter final spot at the ongoing 2017 FIBA African Women’s Championship in Mali after defeating Egypt 106-72 on Sunday. Top scorer in the match against Egypt,...... Read more D’Tigress crush Congo to claim second win D’Tigress of Nigeria on Saturday continued their impressive run in the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket for Women holding in Bamako, Mali as they crushed Congo 84-47 points in their second game of...... 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