D’Tigers Begin Preparation For Afrobasket Qualifiers

Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers have kick-started their preparations ahead of the 2015 Afrobasket qualifiers slated for later this month.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, had on Sunday invited 14 home-based players to camp of D’Tigers, who were expected to resume full training on Monday, 9 February.
The team would play Burkina Faso in the 2015 Afrobasket qualifiers later in February, while they will also feature at the All Africa Games scheduled to hold in Congo Brazaville in September.
A statement from Femi Adefeso, a member of the NBBF Media Committee, said the team would now be coached by D’Tigers’ former Assistant Coaches Sani Ahmed and Ayinla Johnson, who would now be the coach and assistant coach respectively.
“The invited players are camped at Parkview Hotel, Abuja. The home-based players will, however, be joined by a number of international players in due course,” Adefeso said.
The invited players include Abubakar Usman (Kano Pillars), Stanley Gumut (Mark Mentors), Mathew Omonya (Kano Pillars), Ibrahim Yusuf (Kano Pillars) Abdul Yahaya (Mark Mentors) and Moses Odaudu (Mark Mentors).
Other players include Victor Anthony (Mark Mentors), Azuoma Dike (Dodan Warriors), Timothy Kwaor (Mark Mentors), Onyeka Okeke (Kano Pillars) and Ibrahim Okpe (Lagos Islanders), Dele Ademola (Kano Pillars), Adeolu Ojo (Kano Pillars) and Abdulwahab Yakubu (Kano Pillars).
-Source: nan.

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