NBBF: Mark Mentors beat Civil Defenders 80-73

Mark Mentors Basketball Club of Abuja on Thursday beat city rivals Civil Defenders Club 80-73 in their last match of round one of the NBBF Men’s Premiership sponsored by Kwese Sports. The two Savannah Conference sides, playing at the Abuja...

New basketball rule allows players to wear religious headgear

Basketball players will be allowed to wear headgear for religious reasons after world governing body FIBA on Thursday approved a new rule to come into effect from October 1. “The new rule comes as a result of the fact that...

Basketball fans laud CBL All Stars Game

Fans of the Continental Basketball League were treated to an evening of basketball actions in all its glory at the just concluded All Star Games held on May 28, at the remodeled Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in Lagos. The event...

Eko Kings soars as Continental Basketball League gains momentum

The Continental Basketball League May Madness Tournament is getting more exciting with fun and fine basketball displays by participating teams at the indoor sports hall of  the Teslim Balogun Stadium At the match played on Sunday night, high-flying Lagos based...

NBBF won’t elect new board on June 13, spokesman says

Patrick Omorodion, Head of Media of Nigeria Basketball Federation(NBBF), says the federation’s board elections will not hold on June 13 as earlier fixed by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports. Omorodion told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...

StarTimes acquires exclusive rights for FIBA 2017-2021 tournaments

StarTimes, Africa's leading pay TV operator, has acquired exclusive media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for FIBA's national team competitions during the period 2017-2021, including the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China. Basketball's world governing body awarded StarTimes exclusive free...

ABL Star John Owhe sends kids on Scholarship to United States 

  African Basketball League (ABL) star John Owhe who plays for the Lagos Warriors Basketball Club, sent two kids; Egbabor Prosper and Rosemary Odebunmi -on a sports scholarship- to Ribet Academy, located in Los Angeles, California. Beforehand, the Forward who hailed from Delta...

NBA star Kobe Bryant auctions face mask for charity

Former LA Lakers captain Kobe Bryant is auctioning off a face mask to raise funds for charity - with bids starting at $15,000 (£12,204). Bryant had to wear the mask after breaking his nose during the 2012 All-Star game where...

CBL to celebrate Lagos @50 with ‘May Madness Tournament’

In celebration of 50 years of Lagos State, Continental Basketball League (CBL) has rolled out a Basketball Challenge in partnership with Lagos State Sports Commission tagged the ‘May Madness Tournament’ billed to tip off on the 12th of May...

Zenith Basketball Women’s Final Playoffs: First Deepwater wins first game

Zenith Basketball Final Eight Playoffs began at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos as four times champions, First Deepwater Basketball club of Lagos beat Gt 2000 of Abuja, 73-69. First Deepwater got into the lead in the...