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Africa’s bright basketball showcase

Africa’s bright basketball showcase

BOITUMELO RANTAO  BASKETBALL’S eyes shifted to Africa as national teams gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers. The first phase of continental competition between Africa’s hopefuls gave a sneak peek to which teams have distinguished themselves as frontrunners for the title. Nigeria’s head coach, Mike Brown is of the opinion that if the right things are put in place by African basketball federations, many teams can compete favourably with the best in the world. Teams have commenced preparations for the third window of the qualifiers between February 19 - 21, 2021.  Brown, who is on his maiden…
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Top stars in Nigeria basketball squad for AfroBasket qualifiers

Top stars in Nigeria basketball squad for AfroBasket qualifiers

BOITUMELO RANTAO  NEWLY- appointed Nigerian senior men’s basketball head coach Mike Brown has released a 20 man provisional list for the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers.  The premier African basketball event will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda between 27th and 29th, November. Currently ranked 26th globally and 1st in Africa, Nigeria is grouped alongside host- Rwanda, Mali and Algeria in Group D.  Brown, former National Association  (NBA) Coach of the Year, who will officially start his journey with Nigeria, submitted a list featuring 7 players who featured at the 2019 FIBA World Cup where Nigeria qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo. Captain,…
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