NBBF Invite 29 For Mali 2017 Women Afrobasket Tourney

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The NBBF Technical committee has released the name of the of 29 players invited to camp in Nigeria and United States of America ahead of the apex women’s championship in Africa holding in Mali.

Meanwhile, the team made up of 17 foreign-based and 12 home-based players were ordered to report to camp today, Monday, July 24, 2017.

According to the release signed by the Secretary of the NBBF, Chimezie Asiegbu the foreign-based players will converge on Orlando, Florida, while the home-based alongside some of their foreign-based counterparts such as Sarah Ogoke, Uju Ugoka and Adaora Elonu holidaying in Nigeria would converge on Lagos.

Meanwhile, the Orlando camp would be led by D’Tigress captain, Helen Ogunjimi, alongside Ezinne Kalu, Promise Amukamara, Adaeze Alaeze, Ayoleka Sodade, Ndidi Madu, Cecilia Okoye, Aisha Mohammed, Patience Okpe, Sarah Imovbioh, Ugo Nwaigwe, Balogun Elizabeth, Joyce Ekworomadu and Evelyn Akhator.

In Lagos, the 11 players would sweat it out under the watchful eyes of Peter Ahmedu and Okworogu Ochuko, who were also newly named as part of the new technical crew.

National team regulars Chioma Udeaja (First Bank), Nkechi Akashili (First Bank), Upe Atosu (First Bank) would have a tough battle on their hands, with Akaraiwe Nkem (First Bank), Elawure Tina Odion (First Bank), Ukato Igere Magdalene (First Bank), Nwamaka Deborah Chidinma (First Bank), Ulabo Queen Roseline (Dolphins), Olaosebikan Tokunbo (Dolphins), Ume Nwamaka Gloria (Plateau Rocks), Okonkwo Grace (IGP Queens) and Isaac Christiana (IGP Queens) all battle-ready to fight for their places on the team for the tourney which begins in Bamako on August 18,2017.