The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has invited 16 players for the female national team, D’Tigress to Atlanta in the United States for a 10-day training camp as preparation commences for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.
Training camp to be held at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Atlanta will start on Sunday, 31st of January and end on Monday, 8th, of February according to a series of tweets from the federation’s Twitter handle.
WNBA star, Elizabeth Williams who plays for Atlanta Dream headlines the list released.
Others invited are Minnesotalynx’s Erica Ogwumike, Nicole Enabosi who returns to the national team after missing out of the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Spain due to an injury, Club Deportivo forward, Amy Okonkwo, Tsmoki-Minsk BC’s Oderah Chidom as well as Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpannah with Pallacanestro Vigarano of Italy.
Others are the Most Valuable Player of the 2020 Afrobasket, Ezinne Kalu who plays for Landerneau BB, Promise Amukamara (Charnay BB) and Evelyn Akhator (Flammes Carolo) all based in France.
Team captain, Adaora Elonu (Uni Girona CB) will lead the Spanish legion which has Elo Edeferioka (Celta de Vigo Baloncesto) and Atonye Nyingifa (Ensino Lugo Club de Baloncesto)
D’Tigress coach, Otis Hughley handed an invitation to Sarah Ogoke, Sarah Imovbioh (Club Namur-Capital, Belgium), 20yr old guard, Elizabeth Balogun as well as Kosovo Superleague side, KB Bashkimi new signing and four-time FIBA Afrobasketwomen winner.