NBA: Players suspended after clash

December 31, 2022 BBC 0

Eleven players were suspended by the NBA following a mass scuffle during the Detroit Pistons’ 121-101 victory over the Orlando Magic. Magic centre Moritz Wagner received a two-game ban for pushing Pistons guard Killian Hayes off court on Thursday. Hayes was banned for three matches for retaliating by hitting Wagner on the back of the head. Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo Read More

Hazard turns attention to basketball after international retirement

December 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Few days after retiring from international career, Eden Hazard was pictured attending an NBA game in New York, United States of America. The Real Madrid man attended the clash between Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks at the famous Madison Square Garden. Hazard retired from international football after Belgium crashed out of the World Cup after flopping in a group Read More

South East condemns international suspension of basketball

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The South East Basketball Association has categorically condemned the suspension of Nigerian basketball from international competitions. The South east which represents all the South East basketball chairmen namely Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo-state. In a press release signed Osondu Ngwude and made available to our correspondent Wednesday, the zone stated that the decision will not augur well for the Read More

Basketball: FIBA, Kida pushing for ban on Nigeria

May 22, 2022 Editor 0

World basketball body, FIBA, has issued Nigeria an ultimatum to suspend its International withdrawal or risk getting additional years of wilderness. According to source, “former President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Engr. Musa Kida is in the circle of events as a recipient, as the country sits out of international basketball announced by the Federal Government of Nigeria.” The government Read More

Basketball players storm minister’s office, demand resolution of NBBF crisis

May 10, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Nigerian basketball players on Tuesday besieged the office of Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare located inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja to request for audience of the crises plaguing the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). The players drawn from 16 domestic clubs including Kano Pillars, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC defenders), Nigeria customs, Kwara Falcons, Read More

Beach Volleyball: Nigeria eyes 2022 Commonwealth games ticket

March 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria Beach Volleyball team are set to battle for the sole ticket of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Nigeria will participate in this year’s Commonwealth Games qualifiers in Accra, Ghana from April 25 to 29, 2022. According to the leader of delegation, Francis Imoudu, Nigeria is presenting teams in the men and women’s category. He said Godwin Shekerau (Kano Read More

250 youths for Samuel Oguche Basketball Camp in Abuja

March 25, 2022 NAN 0

Samuel Oguche Basketball Foundation in partnership with Bullet Energy Drink is set to organise a week-long basketball camp for no fewer than 250 youths in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the annual Basketball Youth Camp is scheduled to hold from March 31 to April 7 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Read More

NBBF leadership crisis: Take a stand, Basketball players beckon Minister Dare

February 15, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Basketball Players have urged the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr.Sunday Dare, to resolve the lingering leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). The players who stormed the office of the sports minister on Tuesday to register their displeasure, frowned at the posture of the Nigerian games master in handling the leadership impasse rocking the federation. Speaking Read More

Why I’m passionate about raising young basketball players – Proprietor

January 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Proprietor of Hot Coal Sizzlers Basketball Club of Abuja, Ubon Udoh, has explained his quest, and hunger geared towards all-round development of young persons, using Basketball as a tool. Udoh stated this while speaking with Journalists, on the sidelines of the ongoing Mark D Ball women’s tournament holding in Abuja. His relatively young team on Tuesday fell just short Read More

Mark D Ball: First Bank, Kada Angels, 6 others shine, zoom to quarterfinal

January 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The preliminary phase of Mark D Ball Women’s Basketball Championship, ended, Tuesday, with eight of the 16 teams that started the competition on Saturday, eliminated. Tuesday’s Day four also saw the top teams posting wide margin victories, and dominant displays, on their way to the quarterfinals. How teams won, lost First Bank of Lagos thrashed City Sparks of Makurdi 39-20. Read More

Pictures: Igoche promises more domestic basketball games as 2022 Mark D Ball dunks off amidst glamour

January 16, 2022 Editor 0

The 2022 edition of Mark D Ball women’s basketball championship got underway on Saturday evening, with Sunshine Angels of Akure out-dunking Hotcoal Slizzers of Abuja 28-20. Prior to the opener, players of all the 16 participating teams, aptly dressed in fitting branded Mark D Ball tops marched into the Court of the multi-purpose Indoor Sports Hall in Package B, with Read More