Osun born Female Basketball Player Adenike Olawuyi has made D’Trigress final cut to the 2023 FIBA Afrobasket tournament holding in Kigali, Rwanda later this week.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Tuesday officially released the names of 13 players who will be making the trip to Kigali for the 2023 Women’s Afrobasket tournament.
Olawuyi, who plays for Ratgeber Basketball Academy in Hungary, started off her basketball dreams as a kid in the city of Osogbo.
It’s indeed a dream come true for the 19-year old, who was discovered, trained and nutured by Osun State Basketball Head Coach, Taiwo Ajibola Eleniyan, who played a significant role in her development and has now grown to become one of the most sought after teenage sensations in the world of Basketball.
The young budding talent is in the league of her own and taking huge strides in the brownball game. With immense passion, interest and love for the game of Basketball, Adenike has worked extremely hard to reach where she is today and with a clear objective of creating a niche for herself in the Basketball arena.
“It’s been God all through. One of my dreams has finally come to past. Now it’s time to make my fatherland proud.” She said on her social media handle.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports around the globe, any young player, who plays basket today dreams of playing for the national team and for young Adenike, she is indeed living her dream.
Nigeria’s D’Tigress are the competition’s defending champions after winning the title back to back in 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, and in 2021 in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Nigeria will kickstart the defence of their title against DR Congo in the opening game of the championship on Friday.
The team arrived Kigali, on Wednesday and are settled ahead of their opener against DR Congo on Friday.