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D’Tigres release final 13-Woman lists for 2021 Afrobasket



Nigeria Women’s National team coach Otis Hughley on Tuesday released the final 13-woman list for the 2021 women Afrobasket Tournament slated for 17th to 26th of September.

The back-to-back Afrobasket Champions D’tigress will be going to Cameroon to defend the tournament they won in 2017, 2019 respectively.

In a statement issued by the Nigeria Basketball Federation. Women Basketball Team list for Afro-basket include; Adaora Elonu, Elizabeth Balogun, Promise Amukamara, Ezinne Kalu, Pallas kunayi- Akpanah  Ifunanya Ibekwe, Amy Okonkwo.

Other players are; Oderah Chidom, Victoria Macaulay, Nicole EnabosiS, arah Ogoke, Murjanstu Musa and Nkem Uwa Akaraiwe.The 2021 Afrobasket women edition of the tournament will be held from 17th to 26th September 2021 in Yaounde Cameroon. 

Nigeria’s D’tigress is drawn alongside Angola, Mozambique in group BSenegal square up with Egypt and Guinea in Group C, Mali, Ivory Coast and Tunisia will slug it out in Group D while Group A consists of Cameroon, Cape Verde, and Kenya.

Women Senior National Team D’tigres will play Mozambique in the first game before slug out with Angola in the second game of Group B. 

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Nigeria B/B League: Customs, Kwara Falcons, 6 others confirm National Final 8 ticket



Customs, Kwara Falcons and other six Basketball teams have booked their tickets to the Nigeria Basketball Federation organised Men’s Premier Basketball League.

Rivers Hoopers confirmed their status as the Atlantic Conference Kings after an eight-game unbeaten streak to confirm their place in the national finals which will serve as qualifiers for the 2021 Basketball African League organised by FIBA.

Kwara Falcons until their last game against Hoopers won 7 matches, losing narrowly to the eventual champions to close out their conference run with a 7-1 run.

Police Batons of Lagos did just enough with five wins and two losses to emerge as one of the Atlantic Conference representatives alongside Lagos Islanders who won 4 games.

In the Savannah Conference, Kano Pillars also started their BAL qualification journey on a high note, closing their conference campaign with a commanding 83-75pts win against Gombe Bulls.

Bulls coached by Mohammed AbdulRahman will also be joining Customs and Benue Braves as they continue their journey to emerge as Nigeria’s continental representatives.

Meanwhile, following a request from clubs, the NBBF has tentatively announced a shift in the commencement date of the National Final 8 slated for Lagos.

“The clubs knowing the importance of the National Final 8 challenge asked for more time to effect the corrections noticed in their teams during the conference phase. Others also said players needed to recover from the rigours of the competition while others said they needed to source for more funds”, NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida revealed.

To this end, a new date for the National Finals earlier slated for 26th, September to 2nd, October will be announced soon.

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