D’Tigers’ team captain, Ike Diogu is among top players listed for this month’s FIBA 2019 World Cup qualifiers billed to dunk off in Lagos.
Among the new returnees to the fold are Nanterre of France player, Aminu Abdul Alade and Lawal Olaseni of Scandone AV of Italy.
According to the NBBF, both players, who last featured for the senior national team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, were recalled by D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora to beef up the squad ahead of the games against Mali, Rwanda, and Uganda.
The Federation declared that the two players would be joined by team captain, Ikechukwu Diogu (Sichuan Blue Whales, China), Uzoh Benjamin (CB Caballero De Culiacan, Mexico), Mbamalu Bryant (CD Valdivia, Chile), Zanna Talib (Ironi Nes-Zion’s, Italy), Emenago Obinna Clinton (Rouen Basket, France) and Mike Efevberha (Beirut Club, Lebanon).
Some new invitees have also been called up for the event. They will make their national team debut if selected in the final 12-man team for the third window of the qualifiers.