via Joe Apu
The Nigeria nationwide girls’s basketball team, D’ Tigress camp in Lagos is effervescent with actions, as the 21 players in camp educated at the Indoor corridor of the national Stadium, Lagos.
at the apply sessions the day prior to this, avid gamers from the Orlando, Florida Camp in united states had workout routines alongside European and home league gamers with Assistant national group tutor Peter Favour Ahmedu and crew manager Mfon Udoka taking cost.
meanwhile, Turkey based center, Aisha Mohammed who last featured for Nigeria in 2012 had expressed happiness at her return to the nationwide group and said that she used to be confident the crew shall be ready for Mali.
“i’ve been out of the national staff for some time for reasons i’d now not need to make public however with the new board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, i am able to make the sacrifice to lend a hand our staff get again to her rightful position in Africa.
“Nigeria has always been among the many high countries in African basketball and we’ve a job to put Nigeria back in the driver’s seat.
“The crop of avid gamers we’ve can spring surprises and i know we’ll be capable to battle for the rostrum in Mali.”
adding voice to Mohammed, train Ahmedu who recently received the Zenith ladies’s Basketball League with First bank Elephant girls said he was once impressed with the perspective and response of the women.
“at this time in camp, we now have 21 avid gamers comprising of the avid gamers from Orlando and from the domestic league. they are all doing neatly however there’s a need to work on the gamers depth since the process in Mali is only for the match. each participant right here in camp deserves their place and the final squad of 12 could be chosen in line with advantage.
“We’re expecting the pinnacle coach, Sam Vincent and i would like guarantee that we’ll supply Nigerians a just right workforce they may be able to be proud of. The players are determined to make a difference in Mali from August 18-27.”
D’ Tigress have been drawn in group A alongside AfroBasket title holders Senegal, Egypt, Guinea, Mozambique and DR Congo.
apart from Joyce Ekworomadu and WNBA’s Evelyn Akhator who have been yet to report to camp, Ndidi Madu, Adaeze Alaeze, Ezinne Kalu, Cecelia Okoye, Ugo Nwaigwe, Sarah Ogoke, Nkechi Akashili, Upe Atosu, Chioma Udeaja, Akaraiwe Nkem and Adaora Elonu labored out. Others are Grace Okonkwo, Magdalene Ukato, Nwamaka Deborah, Ulabo Queen Roseline and Olaosebikan Tokunbo.
Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, vice chairman, Babs Ogunade on his section mentioned: “i’m happy that i am seeing a variety of fire in the crew. I see plenty of confidence on show and camaraderie amongst the avid gamers in the camp which for me is the most important to the overall teamwork and output.”