19 April 2012

NIGERIA : NBBF Invites 14 Players to Camp for 2012 Olympics Qualifiers

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) yesterday invited 14 players and four officials to camp in Lagos in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games qualifiers in July.
The three-day camp is scheduled to take place at the National Stadium in Surulere from April 19 to April 21.
The camp is holding in place of the cancelled 2011/2012 DSTV Premier Basketball League's All Stars Weekend Game earlier scheduled for April 20 to April 22.
The players invited include Dike Azuoma, Ohiero Michael, Ojo Adeolu and Onyeka Ekpete from Royal Hoopers of Port Harcourt, and Onyia Dalington from Ebun Comets.
Usman Abubakar, Yusuf Ibrahim and Matthew Onmonya are from Kano Pillars, while Stanley Gumut from Nigeria Customs of Lagos and Ikyaartor Orseer from Lagos Islanders have also been invited.
Lagos-based Dodan Warriors' trio of Yahaya Abdulwahab, Bukar Mohammed and Akita Akpara, as well as Adeniyi Adebayo of Union Bank of Lagos completed the list.
The officials invited are Ayo Bakare of Comets, Ahmed Sani of Pillars, Ayinla Johnson of Union Bank and Dr Samuel Ogbedimu.
According to a letter of invitation sent to the players and officials, as well as their seven clubs, they are expected in camp early on Thursday for evening training.
Training and trials for the players will then hold on Friday and Saturday, while the camp is expected to close on Sunday.
NAN reports that the NBBF is preparing a team for the 2012 Olympic men's basketball qualifiers scheduled for Venezuela early July.

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