Four national basketball teams made up of the senior men and women’s 3×3 teams and the under 18 boys and girls have commenced camping at the Package B of the National Stadium, Abuja in preparation for the 2019 3×3 FIBA Africa Nations Cup which comes up in Kampala, Uganda from November 7th to 11th, 2019.
For the men’s senior national team, Kano Pillars duo of Okoh Lucky Subel and Godwin David were invited alongside Abuchi Ibe Agu and Anyaoha Wisdom of Gombe Bulls.
Others are Koko Victor Antony (Rivers Hoopers) and Ndibe Emmanuel.
First Bank’s Okoro Ifunanya alongside team mate, Kelani Sumbo and Umeh Gloria (Plateau Rocks), Agbotan Success (Delta Force), Okah Chinwe Hope (Air Warrior) and Theresa Mac-Dangosu (Abuja) complete the list of players invited for the women’s team.
Oyebanji Mustapha (Kwara Falcons), Odufuwa Kanyinsola (Hoops and Read), David Adetutu (Abuja City Chiefs), Emmanuel James (Abuja City Chiefs), Godwin Peace (unattached), Samaila Antibas (unattached), Michael Ayodele (unattached), Oyedokun Olamilekan (UNILAG) and Akomolafe Oyekanmi (UNILAG) made the list for the U-18 boys team.
The U-18 girls comprise Onuorah Chika (First DeepWater), Agba Agatha (Benue Princes), Joseph Godgift (MFM), Ezebilo Grace (MFM), Gbihi Cynthia (Dolphins) and Okeke Chidinma (Dolphins) who were all invited after a strong showing at the recently concluded second phase of the Zenith Women Basketball League.
Linda Adejoh (Blackgold Queens), Omaga Olivia (Air Warriors), Ubi Majomary (Dolphins) and Nwachukwu Ifunanya (First Bank) complete the list of 10 players invited to the U-18 girls camp.
Acha Chris, Christopher Okoh, Juliana Akhere and Nnorom Mark will be in charge of the teams while Simon Evbuoman has been picked as the accompanying referee.