D. Tiger Captains Ike Diogu and Ben Uzoh have been named in the squad for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers in Angola, Angola, from November 26 to 28.
Nigerians in Group A face Cape Verde, Mali and Uganda.
They face Cape Verde on November 26, November 27 in Mali and their final group game on November 28 against Uganda.
De Tiger coach Mike Brown will not miss out on the 2021/22 NBA season with a stunning start to the Golden State Warriors. The team, however, will be coached by Julius Nwosu, who played in the 1994/95 season with San Antonio Spurs.
A.D. Nusshu, who won the Russian League Cup with CSKA Moscow in 1996, has played in 14 different countries during his 14-year career. He will be assisted by River Hoops coach Ogor Odadu.
Invited players – Ike Diogu, Ben Uzoh, Jel Akindle, Tareke Idigo, Amanze Egekeze, Ike Iroigbu, Christopher Obepa, Jordan Ogundiran, Kit Omerah and Onieso Kingley.
Five players have been invited to the qualifiers – Abdulwahab Yakub, Michael Okiki, Ibe Agu, Bright Akueti and Owen Oriaki.
Nigeria, who have won all their qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup in China, will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run this season.
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