Connect with us


NBBF confident of good outing in FIBA W’Cup qualifiers



NBBF confident of good outing in FIBA W’Cup qualifiers

The hierarchy of the Nigeria Basketball Federation is confident of a good outing in the next round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers for men scheduled to take place at the Indoor Sports hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, between September 14 and 16th.


With Nigeria pitted against former African Champions, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Central Africa Republic, a tougher challenge is expected. NBBF President, Engineer Musa Kida said fans should not expect an easy ride over their opponents who will also be desperate to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in China.


“I am quite assured that September window is going to be tough but I am confident that our team will live up to its name as number one in Africa,” he said.


Kida said the September window which is the second consecutive qualifiers that Lagos will be hosting is very important for the federation to show Nigerians the calibre and quality of Nigerian players who are willing to come and play for their country.


He added: “The federation believes that the best should represent the country and I echo that very loudly and that is the reason why Nigeria has always won in the last one year most of the tournaments that she has participated in.


“We have opened up the space to invite our top players, we have been very open also for any professional Nigerian playing outside the country and within the country to present themselves so that they can try out in camp.” He pledged that under his watch, the best players available will always be called upon to don the national team colour. The D’Tigers camp has already been declared opened with the arrival of Head coach, Alex Nwora. All players are expected to report to camp today.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Take advantage of our impressive online traffic; advertise your brands and products on this site. Call For Advert Placement and Enquiries, Call: Mobile Phone:+234 803 304 2915 Online Editor: Michael Abimboye Mobile Phone: 0813 699 6757 Email: Copyright © 2018 NewTelegraph Newspaper.

%d bloggers like this: