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Aside from giving female youths in the country the opportunity to be useful for themselves, Wale Aboderin, a pilot and basketball enthusiast, has also been carrying around his heart of gold. His Dolphins Female Basketball Foundation, a charity organisation he founded years ago, has been taking some promising strides. In this interview with Esther, the team's Coach Okworogun Ochuko talk about the challenges of basketball in Nigeria, and the way forward.

WHAT do you think about Nigeria's basketball?
It is growing gradually. At last after football it is the next in line, and several development are happening. The only problem is that it is it is not adequately funded by the sport ministry. The idea is that male sports are usually more sponsored than those of the female. Of course there is male and female tournament.

PRESIDENT of Nigeria Football Federation Aminu Maigari has congratulated President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 56th birthday, saying the Nigeria leader's support and encouragement for Nigeria football is the reason for the several successes recorded in the outgoing year.
Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA U-17 World Cup, while the Super Eagles easily grabbed a 2014 FIFA World Cup ticket and the Eagles Team B reached

NIGERIA coach Stephen Keshi has said he will not be shocked were he not to lead the Super Eagles to next year’s World Cup after he qualified them.
“Yes, it has happened before in 2002. So I can never be bothered about that. In Nigeria, anything is possible. I’m not even worried about that,” he said in an interview with newsmen

NIGERIAN referees are truly improving as professionals and they can only get better, according to FIFA Referees Instructor, Felix Tangawarima.
Tangawarima, a former FIFA referee from Zimbabwe, is among a trio of instructors sent by the world football governing body to conduct a six-day FIFA Member Associations Course for elite referees, technical instructors and physical fitness instructors, which opened in Abuja on Monday.

The Nigeria's football family was thrown into mourning on Tuesday after news filtered in that former Golden Eaglets' defender, Friday Njengo, who had been in intensive care at the National Hospital, Abuja for more than nine months, had died.

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