…Five home based players made the cut
…Team to camp in Abuja
By Maxwell Kumoye and Mishael Emmanuel
The head coach of the Nigeria senior national female team D’Tigress, Rena Wakama has called up twenty players ahead of the 2023 FIBA Afrobasket Women Championship holding in Kigali, Rwanda.
The team is made up of 15 players plying their trade outside Nigeria and 5 others from First Bank, MFM and Customs Basketball Club in the domestic league.
The home based players that made the cut are MFM’s Hembam Wandoo, Akaraiwe Nkem Uwa of Nigeria Customs as well as First Bank trio of Murjanatu Musa Linan, Mac-Dangusi Theresa and Theresa Anta Joy Ebiega.
We gathered that the team will be camping in Abuja.
Wakama will be assisted by Sotiminu Samson, Juli Negedu, Prince Eazela and Aisha Mohammed.
The 2023 Women Afrobasket begins on the 28th of this month and D’Tigress of Nigeria are the defending champions.
This is the complete list of invitees:
Outside the shores of Nigeria:
✓ Toyosi Abiola -PG- Eastern Michigan University, USA
✓ Tomi Taiwo -PG- Texas Christian University, USA
✓ Onaibe Believe Jessica -PG- ASPAC, Benin Republic
✓ Okoro Ifunaya -CG- KPA, Kenya
✓ Sarah Ogoke -SG- Ferroviario, Mozambique
✓ Elizabeth Balogun -F- Duke Blue Devils, USA
✓ Mariam Olawoyin -F- Chipola College, USA
✓ Adeyeye Adebola -F- Kentucky Wilscats, USA
✓ Amanda Okodugba -F- Grindavik, Iceland
✓ Amy Okonkwo -F- Halcones, Mexico
✓ Lix Dixon -F- Connecticut, WNBA, USA
✓ Pallas Akpanah -PF- Campobassi, Italy
✓ Olawuyi Adenike Olayemi -PF/C- Pea University, Hungary
✓ Lorine Ebo -C- Notre Dame, USA
✓ Blessing Ejiofor -C- Western Virginia University, USA
✓ Theresa Anta Joy Ebiega -PG- First Bank, Nigeria
✓ Mac-Dangusi A Theresa -PF- First Bank, Nigeria
✓ Murjanatu Musa Linan -PF- First Bank, Nigeria
✓ Akaraiwe Nkem Uwa -PF- Customs, Nigeria
✓ Hembam Wandoo M -SG- MFM, Nigeria