AfroBasket Women 2017: Nigeria’s US based players storm Lagos Thursday

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Posted on Aug 1 2017 - 3:53am by admin

• FIBA replaces Umar with Kida on authentic web site

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contributors of the Nigeria national ladies’s team at present training under the steerage of train Sam Vincent in Orlando Florida, america will storm Nigeria on Thursday to proceed the final leg of preparations for the AfroBasket girls 2017 billed for Mali from August 18-27, 2017. 

in line with the vice president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, Babs Ogunade the group would sign up for forces with the holidaying Europe based totally gamers as well as players from the domestic league for the ultimate stretch that might see the group lower down to a last 12-man squad.

“i can confirm to you that our gamers presently training in Orlando would arrive Nigeria on Thursday to enroll in the remainder of the squad training here in Lagos. each player deserves to be given a chance to exhibit themselves for a place in the final squad.

“This present board believes in rewarding gamers for their efforts and for the players in the home league which simply ended to have one thing to seem out for. For us, it’s important that all the players train collectively as a unit to make for a greater understanding of each and every other.”

meanwhile, the world Basketball Federation, FIBA, has updated its reliable website. the most recent replace has viewed the names of the brand new board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation officials led by way of Ahmadu Musa Kida changing the names of Tijjani Umar and the previous Exco that was once on the site for the previous 4 years.

A take a look at by using our correspondent soon after the Abuja and Kano elections tested Umar’s name because the NBBF President – an association that lasted except during the inauguration length. however some other test late Sunday evening by using Extrasportsnigeria.com proven that modifications have been effected in the Nigerian part of fiba.com.

On July 26, the sector basketball governing physique had requested the Nigeria Basketball Federation to get to the bottom of the disagreements that arose from the election performed for the federation alongside different 33 associations below the supervision of the sports activities ministry and the Nigeria Olympic Committee in Abuja.

on July 27 FIBA sent every other letter, and in addition signed via the Secretary basic of FIBA, Patrick Baumann, to all federations internationally record Kida because the president, Babatunde Ogunade as his vice chairman and Chimezie Asiegbu because the Secretary basic. The letter requested all FIBA affiliates to keep in touch handiest with the three listed for now in all issues concerning Nigeria. it is the same three names that FIBA has uploaded on the website online.

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