2021 Afrobasket: Check out Nigeria’s D’Tigers 12 man roster
There is news about Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team known as D’Tigers.
For the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket holding in Kigali, Rwanda, D’Tigers head coach, Mike Brown has announced his final 12 man roster.
The 12 man list includes
Daniel Utomi who plies his trade with Vichy Clermont in France will be joined by Ikenna Ndugba, Emmanuel Omogbo of Apoel BC of Cyprus, and Benjamin Emegolu (Rouen Basket Metropole, France) after days of training in the United States of America
TK Edogi makes a return to the team after missing out on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo alongside Stephen Domingo (Lake land Magic – G League, USA), Jordan Ogundiran, and Jeremiah Mordi.
Players playing their trades in Nigeria will also play a major role in the team’s hunt for glory with the inclusion of Rivers Hooper’s point guard, Ikechukwu Benjamin as well as Koko Victor Anthony. The duo of Nwafor Celestine Joseph (Kano Pillars) and Agu Ibe Aguchi (Gombe Bulls) completes the list of invited players from the Nigerian league.
On Wednesday, 25th, August they play their first game against Mali as the team is expected to arrive Kigali on Sunday, 22nd of August.
In a quest to improve on the silver medal won at the 2017 edition in Tunisia, the number one ranked team in Africa will face Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire in group C.