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Otis Invites 15 For D’Tigress’ FIBA  Afrobasket Title Defence 

The  senior women’s National Basketball Team opens camp on Friday in Lagos as preparation commences for the 2019 AFROBASKET championship in Dakar, Senegal.
Head Coach, Otis Hughley will arrive on Thursday evening alongside team captain, Adaora Elonu, Jasmine Nwajei, Elo Edeferioka and Promise Amukamara who marked her international debut for Nigeria at the 2018 FIBA Basketball in Spain.

Promise makes a return alongside newly invited University of Buffalo player, Theresa Onwuka, Aisha Balarabe, Sarah Imovhioh and Ezinne Kalu.

Victoria Macaulay who last played for Chicago Sky in the WNBA will join the early birds in camp alongside former Ngerian international and newly appointed assistant coach, Ndidi Madu.

Otis also handed an invitation to New York Liberty power forward, Ifunaya Ibekwe while Italy based Kunaiyi Pallas Akpannah will also hope to compete for a space in the team alongside Atonye Nyingifa, Sarah Ogoke and Evelyn Akhator who were all part of the D’Tigress 2018 world cup heroics.

Elizabeth Balogun who recently transferred to Louisville from Georgia Tech completes the list of the 15 invited players.

The 2019 FIBA Afrobasket is between 9th and 18th of August.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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