The Nigerian Women’s 3×3 Basketball team have begun camping in Abuja for the 1st Africa Beach Games (ABG) in Sal, Cape Verde holding from June 18.
Coach, Chris Acha invited 8 players to camp on Thursday, 30th May. The camping is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports ahead of the championship.
The team consists of a member of D’Tigress World Cup record breaking team, Nkem Uwa Akaraiwe (First Bank) alongside Anaswem Josette (Customs) and Ifunanya Okoro (First Bank) at their Agura Hotel camp.
Mac Dangosu, Musa Murjanat (GT 2000), Dang Lina Ubol (Plateau Rocks), Gloria Umeh (Plateau Rocks) and Iornumbe Regina (First Bank) complete the list of 8 players who are fighting for the four available jerseys for the competition that serves as qualifiers for the World Beach Games in San Diego, California, USA later this year.
According to the Secretariat of the NBBF, the team is training twice daily to get in shape on time for the first ever edition of the African Beach Games.
The team is billed to depart for Sal on the 16th of June.