Akashili makes final D’Tigress Roster for World Cup

Akashili makes final D’Tigress Roster for World Cup

Nkechi Akashili has been named in the final 12 player roster by Hughley Otis for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.

Akashili, who is also the only home based player in the team, was initially not in contention for a place in the D’Tigress party to Spain according to NBBF sources.


The list was announced on Wednesday, three days before the tip off of the World championship and Nigeria’s against first group A game against Australia’s Opals.


Over the two weeks when the Nigeria team camped in Lagos for the second phase of their world cup campaign, Akashili and her First Bank Basketball club teammate, Nkem Akaraiwe, were the only home based players invited by the NBBF to try out for places in the team.


The Full List of 12 Players

Jasmine Nwajei
Adaora Elonu
Sarah Imovbioh
Sarah Ogoke
Elo Edema
Nkechi Akashili
Evelyn Akhator
Aisha Mohammed
Ezinne Kalu
Atonye Nyingifa
Cecilia Okoye
Promise Amukamara

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