Basketball: D'Tigers Arrive Lagos For World Cup Qualifiers
D'Tigers camp has continued to swell with the arrival of seven new players on Tuesday 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 birds after reporting to camp on Saturday while the Assistant coach, Ogoh Odaudu arrived in 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 on Tuesday.
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 on arrival in Lagos and ferried straight to their hotel.
The team's first training session will hold on Wednesday.
Other players are scheduled to arrive in camp same Wednesday before the team's departure to Abidjan for the tune up games against Cote d'Ivoire on 23 and 24 June, 2018.
Nigeria is grouped alongside Uganda, Mali and Rwanda.