WC qualifiers: D’Tigers’ camp bubbles as training starts today

D’Tigers camp has continued to swell with the arrival of 7 new players on Wednesday ahead of the 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup qualifiers holding in Lagos.

Head coach, Alex Nwora, Team Manager,  Musa Adamu and France-based Emenago Obinna were the early arrivals after reporting to camp on Saturday, while the Assistant coach,  Ogoh Odaudu arrived camp on Sunday bringing the number of players in camp to eight.

Omoerah Keith Saido who plies his trade with Baerum Basketball Club in Norway,  Charlotte University’s Braxton Ogbueze Jai and Mbamalu Bryant who plays for CD Vildivia in Chile were some of the seven players who arrived yesterday.

Others are Prat of Spain player, Agada Caleb Apochi, Antwerp Giant of Belgium power forward, Moses Kingsley, Lavrio of Greece power forward, Mehinti Tosin and Okosun Obehioye.

The players were received by staff of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on arrival in Lagos and taken to their hotel.  The team’s first training session will hold today.

Other players are expected to arrive in camp today before the team’s departure to Abidjan for the tune up games against Cote d’Ivoire on June 23 and 24.

Nigeria is grouped alongside Uganda, Mali and Rwanda for the World Cup qualifiers.

SOURCE: THE NATION

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