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FIBA Women’s Afrobasket: D’Tigress Depart For Senegal

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D’Tigress leave Nigeria today for the FIBA Afrobasket Women’s Championship in Dakar, Senegal. They are currently 19th in the FIBA world ranking and second in Africa.

The Nigerians are drawn in Group B alongside, Cameroon and Tunisia at the competition, which begins on Saturday.

The three-time Afrobasket champions successfully defended their title at the 2005 edition after winning it in 2003.

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Aston Villa And England’s Jack Grealish Pleads Guilty To Careless Driving

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Aston Villa and England forward, Jack Grealish, has pleaded guilty to two charges of careless driving in connection with a crash during March’s coronavirus lockdown, six days after nationwide restrictions were imposed.

Grealish had denied two other charges of failing to stop and failing to report the incident, but the crown prosecution service offered no evidence and the charges were dismissed.

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NWFL Threatens To Relegate Erring Premiership Clubs

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Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) have threatened to relegate clubs that do not meet up with the registration deadline.

Three clubs, queens of Akure Sunshine, Heartland Queens of Owerri, and Dream Stars of Lagos, are yet to comply with the licensing and registration procedures for the 2020/2021 NWFL premiership season.

Only 13 premiership clubs that beat the late November deadline are set to be licensed in the on-going registration to participate in the 2020/2021 NWFL premiership season.

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D’Tigers Arrive Rwanda, Undergo COVID-19 Tests

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D’Tigers team members are observing a 24-hour self isolation after arriving in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali on Monday.  They are there to participate in the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers.

The games are scheduled to start on Wednesday, but Nigeria would face South Sudan in their opening game on Thursday.

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