- September 23, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: Planet Sports, Uncategorized
Two time Afrobasket Champions, D’Tigres of Nigeria has touched down in Cameroon ahead of this year’s Afrobasket 2015 Women Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Secretary General of the Nigeria Basketball of the Nigeria Basketball Federation confirmed the team’s arrival, stressing that the team left early to enable the players acclimatize.
This year will mark 10 years since Nigerian last won the Afrobasket Women’s crown, but despite finishing sixth place in 2013, the team dominated by girls from the domestic league are determined to reclaim the trophy last won in 2005 in Abuja.
Nigeria is drawn in group B alongside Angola, Guinea, Egypt, Algeria and Senegal for the Championship which serves as a qualifier for the Olympic Games next year in Rio de Janiero.
IN RUGBY – The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation has confirmed that 16 teams will feature in this year’s independence 7s Rugby tournament
Vice President and Technical Director of the federation, OlatunjiFasimoye who revealed this said the tournament would help the country ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games qualifier.
The competition which features teams from within and outside the country will hold from October 24th -25th at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.
STILL ON SPORTS- Chelsea Football Club doctor Eva Caneiro has decided to leave the club, six weeks after criticism from manager Jose Mourhino.
Carneiro had her role downgraded after Mourhino said his medical staff were naïve for treating Eden Hazard during the 2-2 draw with Swansea on the 8th of August.
The club has asked her return to work, but the 42 year old has declined in consideration of a legal position.