Nigeria’s 3×3 FIBA African Nations Cup teams begin camping in Abuja
Nigeria’s senior men and women’s 3×3 teams, as well as the U-18 boys and girls squads, have commenced camping at the Package B of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja ahead of the 3×3 FIBA Africa Nations Cup, which will hold in Kampala, Uganda from November 7 to 11, 2019.
In the men’s camp are Kano Pillars duo of Okoh Lucky Subel and Godwin David, as well as Abuchi Ibe Agu and Anyaoha Wisdom of Gombe Bulls. Also in the camp, which opened on Sunday, are Koko Victor Anthony (Rivers Hoopers) and Ndibe Emmanuel.
Nigerian men won the bronze medal in the 2018 edition of the competition.in the 2018 edition.
In the women’s camp is First Bank’s Okoro Ifunanya, who was part of the gold-winning team at the African Games in Morocco, her team mate, Kelani Sumbo and Plateau Rocks’ Umeh Gloria.
Also in the women’s team areAgbotan Success (Delta Force), Okah Chinwe Hope (Air Warrior) and Theresa Mac-Dangosu (Abuja).
In the U-18 boys team are Oyebanji Mustapha (Kwara Falcons), Odufuwa Kanyinsola (Hoops and Read), David Adetutu (Abuja City Chiefs), Emmanuel James (Abuja City Chiefs), Godwin Peace (unattached), Samaila Antibas (unattached), Michael Ayodele (unattached), Oyedokun Olamilekan (UNILAG) and Akomolafe Oyekanmi (UNILAG)
The U-18 girls players in camp are Onuorah Chika (First DeepWater), Agba Agatha (Benue Princess), Joseph Godgift (MFM), Ezebilo Grace (MFM), Gbihi Cynthia (Dolphins) and Okeke Chidinma (Dolphins), who were all invited after a strong showing at the recently concluded second phase of the Zenith Women Basketball League.
Linda Adejoh (Blackgold Queens), Omaga Olivia (Air Warriors), Ubi Majomary (Dolphins) and Nwachukwu Ifunanya (First Bank) complete the list of 10 players invited to the U-18 girls camp.
According to the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Acha Chris, Christopher Okoh, Juliana Akhere and Nnorom Mark will be in charge of the teams, while Simon Evbuoman has been picked as the accompanying referee.