Nigeria Women's Basketball Team Open Camp For Olympic Qualifier
D’ Tigress, Nigeria women's basketball team, will on May15 in Abuja open their camp ahead of the Olympic Women Qualifying Tournament scheduled for Nantes, France from June 13 to 19, 2016.
President of the Nigeria Basket Ball Federation (NBBF), Tijjani Umar told a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday that the team will play two international preparation games against the Turkish national women’s team in Istanbul on May 27 and 28.
He also disclosed that the team will thereafter set up a training and preparation camp in Turkey from May 29 to June 5. The team will further camp in France from June 6 -12 and will also play two warm-up matches against their counterparts from Argentina on June 8 and 9 as well as another game against a local basket ball club in Nantes on June 11.
“The team will depart France for Nigeria on June 20 hopefully with the Olympic ticket in the kitty” concluded the NBBF boss who also released a list of 25 invited players.
The players short listed include; Ogunjimi Helen, Ogoke Sarah, Elonu Adaora, Madu Ndidi, Imovbioh Sarah, Edeferioka Elo Edema, Ibiam Elem, Ugoka Uju, Ekworomadu Joyce, Kalu Ezinne, Amukamara Promise and Ibekwe Ifunaya. Others are; Nwigwe Ugochi, Sanni Olayinka, Atonye Nyingifa, Atosu Upe, Udeaja Chioma, Akashili Nkechi, Idoko Patience, Okpe Patience, Chinyere Juliet, Akaraiwe Nkem, Isaac Christiana, Okeke Ebere and Umeh Gloria.