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NBA Stars Eye China 2019 Action With D’ Tigers

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Nigerians are likely to see new faces in the D’ Tigers team when the team opens camp in Atlanta later in the year.
This is according to information reaching Freethrow though not confirmed by officials of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF.
With Nigeria, one of Africa’s hope at the forthcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup holding in China come September, much is expected of the team and that is already attracting many players from Europe and America.
Though, the place of Al-Farouq Aminu is assured in the Nigeria squad given his performance and contribution during the African Qualifying Windows, other players in the NBA have indicated interest in being part of the action when Nigeria begins her campaign at the World Cup.
Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babs Ogunade hinted that Nigeria will give opportunities for the best players to be in China but insists no player has an automatic ticket.
“The job of who makes the final squad rests with the technical crew and like has always been the case; it would be purely based on merit. There are players from the NBA and Europe that have called in to show interest in featuring for Nigeria but everyone would be considered by the technical crew,” he assured.
Nigeria’s opponents in Group B are Argentina, Korea and Russia.

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Amapakabo Confident To Move Abia Warriors Up

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Abia Warriors head coach, Imama Amakapabo has stated that if things go the right way with the right resources, he will deliver as expected.
In a chat with Tidesports source, he expressed confidence in his aspirations to the club but warned that it won’t be accomplished without hardwork and also the twin’ idealism between himself and the management.
“Everybody dreams, it would be folly of myself and the management if we have this pact and we don’t aspire, but a lot of work had to be done and let’s not forget that this team had been able to sustain herself and they are one of those teams that have not gone to relegation after coming to the apex league.
However, they have been a mid-table team but with the harmony and unification of working with the management, we will be able to go to the top,” he said.
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Administrator Explains How To Achieve Women’s CAFCL

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Women Football Administrator and Chairman of Nigeria Women Premier league side Adamawa Queens, Emmanuel Zira, has advised the Confederation of Africa Football on how best to actualize the inaugural edition of the Africa women champions’ league.
Zira speaking in a chat with Tidesports source said the ratification of the Africa women champions league comes with its attendant challenges which will put CAF in a difficult position to navigate without clear sponsorship of the competition.
He added that CAF would have to come up with a competition format that is suitable in the light of the economic realities on ground and financially viable.
“They have to develop a format that is suitable. And that is financially viable. It’s a welcome development but CAF also needs to refine, they need to fine-tune the women’s champions’ league, it cannot be the same with the men’s champions league because of the cost implication, sponsorship implication and because of public awareness,” Zira said.
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Kano Pillars Target Continental Glory

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Kano Pillars’s boss Ibrahim Musa has revealed ahead of next season that he intends to do well and make a statement on the continent when hostilities get underway.
Speaking in a chat with Tidesports source, Musa said beyond the target of winning the Premier League in Nigeria which he had earlier declared after renewing his contract with the Kano- based side is the target of at least a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation cup next season with the club failing on a number of occasions to go beyond the pre-group stage qualifiers.
He said: “You know last time I won the Aiteo cup and came second in the NPFL so this time around I am not looking less especially in this CAF Confederation cup because it has been long for Kano Pillars to do well in the CAF Confederation cup.
“So it’s high time to see we do well. My first target is to see Kano Pillars get to the group stage first. After the group stage, then we are looking for the cup.”
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