NBBF calls up 27 players for Rio

Written by on May 4, 2016

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has released its preliminary list of twenty-seven players invited to the men’s national team training camp ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

NBBF President Tijani Umar, while unveiling the list at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, said the Federation had made efforts to ensure the best available players are considered for invitation to camp.

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The African champions, known as the D’Tigers, qualified for the Olympics after winning the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia.

Umar said the players, who were a mixture of home-based and overseas-based players, were being expected to report to camp in Los Angeles or Bakersfield in the U.S. on the twenty-seventh of June. The Olympics is scheduled for the fifth to the twenty-first of August in Rio, Brazil.

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