D’Tigers camp in Lagos has continued to swell with the arrival of seven new players on Tuesday ahead of the 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup qualifiers holding also in Lagos.
Coach Alex Nwora, Team Manager, Musa Adamu and France-based Emenago Obinna were the first to hit the city after reporting to camp on Saturday while the assistant coach, Ogoh Odaudu arrived in camp on Sunday. This has brought the number of players in camp to 8.
Omoerah Keith Saido who plays with Baerum Basketball club in Norway, Charlotte University’s Braxton Ogbueze Jai and Mbamalu Bryant of CD Vildivia in Chile are some of the players who arrived in Lagos on Tuesday.
Others are Prat of Spain player, Agada Caleb Apochi, Antwerp Giant of Belgium power forward, Moses Kingsley, Lavrio of Greece power forward, Mehinti Tosin and Okosun Obehioye.
The players were received by staff of the Nigeria Basketball Federation on arrival in Lagos and ferried straight to their hotel.
The team’s first training session will hold on Wednesday.
Other players are scheduled to arrive in camp same Wednesday before the team’s departure to Abidjan for the tune up games against Cote d’Ivoire on the 23rd and 24th of June.
Nigeria is grouped alongside Uganda, Mali and Rwanda.