Wednesday, 06 June 2018 07:39

The D’Tigers of Nigeria will begin camping for their Group B FIBA World Cup qualifiers on the 19th of June in Lagos under the supervision of head coach, Alex Nwora.


The Secretary General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Chimezie Asiegbu made this known on Tuesday as the federation intensifies efforts to ensure that the team maintains its 100% winning record in the qualification series.


With invited players already contacted and their availability confirmed for the June window being hosted by Nigeria, the official list is expected to be released next week.


The team was initially meant to camp in Buffalo in the United States, but according to the NBBF Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade, after considering all indices, the team will now camp in Lagos.


Nigeria is currently leading Group B and will hope to maintain their winning run in front of their home fans when they file out against Uganda on the 29th.


Their second game of the window will be against Rwanda on the 30th of June before facing Mali on the 1st of July.

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The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos has been chosen as the preferred venue to host the 2nd window of the 2019 FIBA Men World Cup qualification games.


The venue is expected to wear a new look ahead of the first game between Mali and Rwanda on Friday, June 29th 2018.


The choice of bidding to host Group B games by the factional President of the NBBF, Engineer Musa Kida was in line with the promise of attracting international basketball championships to Nigeria before his election last year.


Nigeria are currently leading Group B after defeating Mali, Uganda and Rwanda during the first set of its group games played in Bamako.

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