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Nigerian Basketball Federation Invites 25 players for FIBA U-18 qualifiers in Abidjan

Ahead of the FIBA U-18 Qualifying tournament scheduled to take place in Abidjan from July 29 to August 4, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced a 25-player roster for its training camp. The camp will open on Tuesday, July 9, in Port Harcourt.

The invited players, who will train under the guidance of veteran youth coach Fubara Humphrey, include 19 home-based talents and six players from the USA. The home-based players selected for the camp are 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, and Iwundu Daniel Chibuzor.

The USA-based players joining the camp are Favour Ibe, Ethan Ngboko, David Ugonna, Joan Ojako, Chiozoje Owinje, and Dothan Ijadimbola.

The selected players will aim to secure a spot in the team that will compete in Abidjan. The second phase of the qualifiers is set to be held from August 16 to 25 in South Africa. The NBBF is hopeful that this well-prepared squad will perform strongly and secure a place in the FIBA U-18 Championships.

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