- FIBA Africa invitations two Nigerian officials
via Joe Apu
The camp of the Nigeria women’s national basketball crew got a big raise as WNBA Dallas Wings’ Evelyn Akhator is anticipated to hit camp as of late.
Akhator, will sign up for 13 other players underneath the watchful eyes of teach Sam Vincent, in advance of the AfroBasket girls 2017 protecting in Bamako, Mali from August 18-27.
the us -based totally player, who used to be the No. 3 total decide in may’s WNBA draft, will compete for a spot within the 12-man squad that departs Nigeria on August 16.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF led by means of Musa Kida announced the 6’3” ahead within the list of 29 avid gamers late July and she could pass over as many as four games with Dallas whereas enjoying in Mali ahead of returning to her staff to finish the season with the Wings.
in the meantime, FIBA Africa had invited two Nigerian technical officials to officiate in the AfroBasket women 2017.
The duo are Ms. Adeola Oboro Evbwonwan, FIBA certified Technical Commissioner who will serve in that capability at the event and Mr. Olusegun Adekambi, who will function Nigeria’s FIBA accompanying referee.
whereas wishing the duo a a success time out on the match, the NBBF hereby expressed delight at the construction which augurs well for Nigerian Basketball. it’s noticed that it had been a rarity prior to now for a Technical Commissioner and Referee from Nigeria to be invited to an African tournament at the similar time, and this construction subsequently an indication of the arrogance FIBA starting to have on Nigerian basketball.
Ms Adeola Oboro Evbwonwan serves underneath the auspices of Edo State Basketball affiliation whereas Mr. Olusegun Adekanbi is below the Lagos State Basketball association.