20 players have been invited by the NBBF for the first phase of camping ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
In a memo signed by the Secretary General of the NBBF, Asiegbu Chimezie , the camping exercise which will be supervised by the duo of D’Tigers assistant coaches, Abdulrahman Mohammed of Gombe Bulls and Adewunmi Aderemi of Kwara Falcons will open in Lagos on the 5th of January, 2018.
The 20 man list is dominated by 7 players from Kano Pillars while Gombe Bulls who recently made their continental debut have 4 players in the provisional list.
A member of the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup silver winning team and Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship elimination, Abdul Yahaya was expectedly recalled to the fold alongside Azuoma Dike who powered the D’Tigers to their first FIBA3x3 3×3 continental trophy in 2017.
The D’Tigers will be participating in the XXI commonwealth Games, 2018 Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia between 4 and 15 April, 2018.
Full list of invited players
1. YAKUBU ABDULWAHAB – GOMBE BULLS
2. USMAN MUSA MOHAMMED – MARK MENTORS
3. USMAN ABUBAKAR – KANO PILLARS
4. SALIU PRECIOUS OSIGBODI – ASPAC
5. OKPE OCHEIBI VICTOR – MARK MENTORS
6. OKEKE JAMIL – GOMBE BULLS
7. OGENYI MATHEW – KANO PILLARS
8. KOKO VICTOR ANTHONY – RIVER HOOPERS
9. ISTIFANUS YAKUBU SYLVANUS – GOMBE BULLS
10. DUNG ELI ABRAHAM – KANO PILLARS
11. DIKE AZUOMA – KANO PILLARS
12. AKITA AKPATA – BAUCHI NETS
13. ADEMOLA DELE DANIEL – KANO PILLARS
14. ABDUL YAHAYA – KANO PILLARS
15. DENNIS IBIKORO – UNATTACHED
16. GODWIN DAVID – KWARA FALCON
17. IBE ABUCHI AGU – GOMBE BULLS
18. GIDEON GEORGE – NIGER POTTERS
19. SUBEL LUCKY – KANO PILLARS
20. JOEL EJIGBA – DEFENDERS
1. ABDULRAHMAN MOHAMMED – COACH
2. ADEWUMI ADEREMI – COACH