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Aminu, Obekpa, Okoye arrive as D’Tigers open FIBA World Cup camp

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Aminu Alade, Chris Obekpa and Stanley Okoye, who are participating in the NBA Summer League, are expected in the D’Tiger’s Buffalo, U.S camp today as the senior national basketball team begin preparation for the China 2019 FIBA World Cup.

D’Tigers officially opened camp in Erie Community College, Buffalo yesterday with 17 players, who reported to camp on Tuesday.

Head Coach, Alex Nwora has been training with the 17 players including team captain and China-based Ike Diogu, Ben Uzoh, Ajayi Joshua, Udanoh Ike Joseph, Zanna Talib, Nwamu Ike and Efe Uwadiae.

Others are Nnamdi Gabe Vincent, Ochai Agbaji, Ogundiran Jordan, Stephen Domingo, Mehinti Tosin, Iroegbu Ikenna, TK Edogi, Agada Caleb, Ike Obiagu and Michael Oguine.

The General Manager, Musa Adamu revealed that the five invited home-based players Agu Abuchi Ibe, Okpe Ocheibi Victor, Abdul Yahaya, Vincent Buchi Nwaiwu and Victor Koko Anthony would join the team as soon as their visas were approved by the American Embassy alongside Ogoh Odaudu (Assistant Coach), Team Doctor and other officials.

Other players plying their trade outside the NBA will join the camp after the first game against Dominican Republic on July 20 and 22 in San Domingo.

Glynn Cyprien and Mfon Kokoete are assisting Nwora.


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