August 9, 2013

NBBF modifies women’s training schedule

NBBF modifies women’s training schedule

Nigerian forward Al Farouk Aminu (L) vies with Lithuanian centre Jonas Valanciunas during the Men’s preliminary round group A basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Lithuania vs Nigeria on July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. Lithuania won 72 to 53.AFP PHOTO

After consultations with coaches and academic advisers of national team players especially in the USA who have been invited to the training camp earlier scheduled to open in Abuja on 12th August, 2013, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has resolved to modify the training camp and tournament dates for the team to enable the players work around their school programme and club duties to attend.

The situation is not unique to the federation as other African countries with players in American schools and International Clubs are also affected. The modified schedule is likely to see the international players reporting to the team in September as the proposed Abuja training camp has been put on hold.

Meanwhile six home-based players have been selected for the national team preparing for the Afrobasket schedule for Mozambique in September. They include Nkechi Akashili, Evelyn Akhator, Amaka Nwakamma, Nkem Akarawe, Nkoyo George and Upe Atosu