The Head Coach of the men’s senior National team Alex Nwora has released his final team list for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers taking centre stage this weekend.
The 12-man list announced at the team’s last training session on Thursday will be headlined by Sinchuan Blue Whales player and captain, Ike Diogu.
Others are Omoerah Keith Sado (Baerum Basket, Norway), Braxton Ogbueze Jai (Charlotte University, USA), Nwora Jordan (University of Louisville, USA) Agada Caleb Apochi (Prat, Spain) and Okosun Augustine Obehioye (Sameji Dominican Republic).
Mehinti Tosin Idowu (Lavrio, Greece) and Deji Akindele were also selected and are all in line to make their first competitive debut for Nigeria.
Others include Uzoh Benjamin (CB Caballero De Culican, Mexico), Mbamalu Bryant (CD Vildivia, Chile), Zanna Talib (Ironi Nes-Zion’s, Italy) and Emenago Obinna Clinton (Rouen Basket, France).
Speaking on their readiness, Nwora said the team is as ready as they can be as they look forward to a great match against Uganda tomorrow.
“It’s going to be a good test for us tomorrow but hopefully we will be victorious tomorrow.
“We played them before. The last time we played them, they gave us a lot of problems.
Now, they have newer players who did not play in the second window,” Nwora concluded.