D’TIGRESS IN YAOUNDE FOR AFROBASKET 2021 TITLE
Written by Samson Ojeniran on September 14, 2021
D’Tigress Nigeria women’s Senior National team will commence their FIBA Afrobasket Championship title defence against Mozambique on Saturday, 18th of September in Yaounde, Cameroon.
The team will face Angola on Monday, 20th September with a top place finish as target.
After days of camping, 13 players and officials will landed in Yaounde this Tuesday, for their 2021 campaign.
The ever-impressive team under the watchful eyes of Coach Otis Hughley in the last 4 years, has emerged as the most successful team in Africa with back to back Afrobasket titles (2017, 2019) and aiming to win it for the third straight time.
Elizabeth Balogun makes a return to the team alongside Promise Amukamara, Ezinne Kalu, Pallas Kunayi-Akpannah and Ifunanya Ibekwe.
Nkem Akaraiwe has also been listed alongside Amy Okonkwo set to make her Afrobasket debut for Nigeria, with Oderah Chidom, Nicole Enabosi and Murjanatu Musa.
Sarah Ogoke who is one of the most senior members of the team, returns with Victoria Macaulay to to be captained by Adaora Elonu.
Since Engr Musa Kida took over as the Nigeria Basketball Federation President, the team has emerged number one in Africa on the back of a 13-match unbeaten run, which has produced two Afrobasket titles.
(Edited by Tunde Orebiyi)