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Nigeria's Female Basketball team D'Tigress will be taking part in this year AfroBasket Competition

Nigeria's Female Basketball team D'Tigress will be taking part in this year AfroBasket Competition to be hosted in Bamako, Mali from August 18 to 27. The ladies who are in Group B along side defending champions Senegal, Egypt, Mozambique, Guinea and Congo. The team fly out of the country this morning aboard an Air Cote D'Ivoire flight.

The delegation led by the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Babatunde Ogunade included 12 registered players, three members of the technical crew led by Sam Vincent and 4 other backroom staff.


Aside from Mohammed, third overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, Evelyn Akhator (Dallas Wings) is on the team that also included Ezinne Kalu (Savannah State University), Sarah Ogoke (RC Celta Vigo, Spain), Adaora Elonu (Perfumeria Avenda, Spain), Chioma Udeaja (First Bank Basketball club), Nkechi Akashili (First Bank Basketball club) and Upe Atosu (First Bank Basketball club).


The 12- man list which was selected from 29 players also have Ndidi Madu (University of Florida), Cecelia Okoye (McNeese State University), Ugo Nwaigwe (Temple Uni- versity, Wanger College) and Nyingifa Atonye Jen- nifer (Elitzur Holon, Isreal) The Technical crew consist of two assistant coaches, Peter Ahmedu and Ochuko Okworogun while Mfon Udoka ( General Manager) and Amachree Mactaben (Player Development Manager) will form part of the delegation for this year’s apex women’s basketball tournament in Africa.


D'Tigress who have previously won the tournament in 2003 and 2005 will be playing there first game against Mozambique on the 18th followed by Congo, Egypt, Guinea and Senegal respectively

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