Wahsington Wizards center Ochefu Daniel headlines the list of the D’Tigers heading to Tunisia to represent Nigeria at FIBA Men’s AfroBasket.
However, there was no space for two of D’Tigers title winning squad’s most important players, the MVP Chamberlain Oguchi and Portland Trailblazers small forward Al Farouq Aminu.
Chimezie Asiegbu, the NBBF Secretary-General on Tuesday in Abuja revealed that the players who made the squad are in high spirits.
“The 12-man team expected to defend the nation’s glory at the 2017 Men’s AfroBasket is made up of eight foreign-based and four home-based players.
“They have been in camp and are expected to work together in the interest of the nation,’’ he said.
The NBBF secretary-general listed the players to include: Dike Azouma, Akinlolu Akingbala, Etim Akakume, Olivier Anuna, Ayodeji Akindele and Diogu Ike.
“The rest are Ikenna Ireogbu, Bryant Mbamalu, Ikechukwu Nwamu, Ochefu Daniel, Abayomi Odunsi and Yahaya Abdul,” he said.
Asiegbu added that Usman Musa and Anthony Koko would go with the team to Tunisia as project players who would watch the team throughout the campaign. “This will help in preparing the two players for subsequent engagements,’’ he said.