Basketball: NBBF invite 16 for Africa 3×3

Eight men and eight women have been called up by the Nigeria Basketball Federation to contest to vie for shirts in the Nigerian teams to the FIBA Africa 3×3 Basketball championships billed to jump off in Lome, Togo, on November 1.

The NBBF informed on Monday afternoon that the teams will camp for 8 days in preparation for the highly rated basketball event.

Top on the women’s list are Nkechi Akashili and Chioma Udeaja both of First Bank Women Basketball Club, Lagos, who were members of the 2017 Afrobasket women championship winning team in Mali.

Also from First Bank are team mates, Chidinma Deborah and Nkemuwa Akaraiwe who were also in camp during preparations for the women Afrobasket.

IGP Queens Basketball Club duo of Grace Okonkwo and Christiana Isaac and Dolphins’ Roselyn Queen Ulabo as well as Josette Anaswem complete the list of the women.

The men’s list has Yahaya Abdul, Azuoma Dike and Lucky Subel from Kano Pillars while Joel Ijigba may be making his national team debut following an impressive season with Civil Defence if selected on final day.

Others are Alalibo Owelem Ronald and Ebikoro Dennis Eteimowei of Rivers Hoopers, Port Harcourt, David Godwin of Kwara Falcons.

Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Basketball Association, Frank Jituboh has been appointed as coordinator of the teams which will be training at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos for th3 period.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
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