D’Tigress coach Sam Vincent has named 12 players for the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket which holds from August 18th to the 27th in Mali, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The team will depart the shores of Nigeria on Wednesday aboard an Air Cote d’Ivoire, ww also gathered.
According to a statement from Nigeria Basketball Federation media, the players who made the final squad are captain Aisha Mohammed (University of Virginia) and 3rd overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, Evelyn Akhator (Dallas Wings), Ezinne Kalu (Savannah State University), Sarah Ogoke (RC Celta Vigo, Spain) and Adaora Elonu (Perfumeria Avenda, Spain).
Others are Chioma Udeaja (First Bank Basketball club), Nkechi Akashili (First Bank Basketball club) and Upe Atosu (First Bank Basketball club), Ndidi Madu (University of Florida), Cecelia Okoye (McNeese State University), Ugo Nwaigwe (Temple University, Wanger College) and Nyingifa Atonye Jennifer (Elitzur Holon, Isreal).
D’Tigress are Group B along with Egypt, Mozambique, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.
The team will start its campaign against Mozambique on Saturday, August 19th.