D’Tigress to depart on Wednesday for 2017 Afrobasket campaign in Mali


Nigeria female national team, D’Tigress, will depart on Wednesday for Bamako for the 2017 Afrobasket tournament in Mali.

The delegation which will be led by the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babatunde Oguande, will include 14 players, three members of the technical crew led by Sam Vincent and 4 other backroom staff.

Captain Aisha Mohammed (University of Virginia) will be joined by 3rd overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, Evelyn Akhator (Dallas Wings) who stormed the team’s camp on Monday evening.

The 12 registered players were selected from the pool of 29 players initially invited for the camping exercise Meanwhile, in line with the NBBF’s long term plan, Adaeze Alaeze (Virginia Commonwealth University)and Elawure Tina Odion (First Bank) who have been identified as future prospects have been added to the 12 man roster as they continue their developmental programme with the national team.

D’Tigress will start its campaign against Mozambique on Saturday, August 19


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