Nigeria Basketball Federation invites 25 players for FIBA U-18 qualifying tournament

Nigeria U-18 Basketball

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced the invitation of 25 players to its training camp in preparation for the FIBA U-18 Qualifying Tournament in Abidjan.

The camp, set to open on Tuesday, July 9, in Port Harcourt, aims to prepare the team for the competition scheduled from July 29 to August 4.

Veteran youth coach Fubara Humphrey will oversee the training of the selected players, which includes a mix of 19 home-based talents and 6 players based in the USA. The full list of invited players is as follows:

Home-Based Players:

  • Bassey Ekpo Effiong
  • Abraham Boyce Hart
  • Ikechukwu Divine Chinazom
  • Emmanuel Ekpo Okon
  • Duru Augustine Chinedu
  • Sani Samuel
  • Tob-Ogu Okechukwu
  • Ununuma Set Ikpe
  • Azeez Suleiman
  • Ebenezer Dawaye Abass
  • Kpee Favour Komene
  • Victor Bob-Manuel
  • Agboola Olamide
  • Precious Johha
  • Simeon Gabriel Okorie
  • Ezekiel Isaac Oluwatemitope
  • Daubuna Ibrahimdau-Mutum
  • Babatunde Abdulsamad Adeshina
  • Iwundu Daniel Chibuzor

USA-Based Players:

  • Favour Ibe
  • Ethan Ngboko
  • David Ugonna
  • Joan Ojako
  • Chiozoje Owinje
  • Dothan Ijadimbola

The training camp is a crucial step in selecting the final squad that will represent Nigeria at the qualifiers. Following the Abidjan tournament, the second phase of qualifiers is scheduled to take place from August 16 to 25 in South Africa. The NBBF aims to ensure the team is well-prepared to secure a spot in the main FIBA U-18 Championship.

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