FIBA World Cup Qualifiers:Diogu,Iroegbu Top List of Invited Players

November 23 12:08 2021

Ahead of the FIBA World Cup qualifier, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has invited 18 players to kickstart the preparations for tournament, can report.

D’Tigers will join others in the race for the World Cup ticket in the competition that will from 26 to 28 November, 2021.

The NBBF has just concluded the Premier League Super 8 in Abuja organised to determine the country representative in the upcoming African Basketball League (BAL).

The list of invited players saw the return of both Ike Diogu and Ike Iroegbu that failed to make the list for Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Five players from the just concluded Super 8 played in Abuja also make the list.

The Full List

1) Jeleel Akindele
2) Ike Diogu
3) Tarekeyi Edogi
4) Michael Efeberha
5) Benjamin Emeloju
6) Ike Ireogbu
7) Ike Nwamu
8) Christopher Obekpa
9) Omotayo Ogundiran
10) Keith Omeorah
11) Ugonna Onyenso
12) Ben Uzoh

Home based

1) Abdulwahab Yakubu (Gombe Bulls)

2) Michael Okiki (Gombe Bulls)

3) Ibe Agu (Gombe Bulls)

4) Bright Akutie (Nigeria Customs)

5) Owen Oriakhi (Rivers Hoopers)

This is the first time in a long while that home based will be invited into D’Tigers camp because the domestic has been in comatose in the last four years.

Angola will stage the qualifier later this this month.
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