Team to camp in Abuja
The head coach of Nigeria senior national female Basketball Team D’Tigress, Rena Wakama has called up twenty players ahead of the 2023 FIBA Afrobasket Women Championship holding in Kigali, Rwanda, Owosports.com.ng reports.
The team is made up of 15 foreign based stars and five domestic league players.
The home based players that made the cut are MFM’s Hembam Wandoo, Akaraiwe Nkem Uwa of Nigeria Customs as well as First Bank trio of Murjanatu Musa Linan, Mac-Dangusi Theresa and Theresa Anta Joy Ebiega.
Wakama will be assisted by Sotiminu Samson, Juli Negedu, Prince Eazela and Aisha Mohammed.
The team will begin camping in Abuja.
The 2023 Women Afrobasket begins on the 28th of this month and D’Tigress of Nigeria are the defending champions.
This is the complete list of invitees:
Outside the shores of Nigeria:
Toyosi Abiola -PG- Eastern Michigan University, USA
Tomi Taiwo -PG- Texas Christian University, USA
Onaibe Believe Jessica -PG- ASPAC, Benin Republic
Okoro Ifunaya -CG- KPA, Kenya
Sarah Ogoke -SG- Ferroviario, Mozambique
Elizabeth Balogun -F- Duke Blue Devils, USA
Mariam Olawoyin -F- Chipola College, USA
Adeyeye Adebola -F- Kentucky Wilscats, USA
Amanda Okodugba -F- Grindavik, Iceland
Amy Okonkwo -F- Halcones, Mexico
Lix Dixon -F- Connecticut, WNBA, USA
Pallas Akpanah -PF- Campobassi, Italy
Olawuyi Adenike Olayemi -PF/C- Pea University, Hungary
Lorine Ebo -C- Notre Dame, USA
Blessing Ejiofor -C- Western Virginia University, USA
Theresa Anta Joy Ebiega -PG- First Bank, Nigeria
Mac-Dangusi A Theresa -PF- First Bank, Nigeria
Murjanatu Musa Linan -PF- First Bank, Nigeria
Akaraiwe Nkem Uwa -PF- Customs, Nigeria
Hembam Wandoo M -SG- MFM, Nigeria