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Akhator, Kalu, Ibekwe headline D’Tigress invitees for Atlanta World Cup camp

D’Tigress Head Coach, Sam Vincent has invited 28 players for camping ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

The list, announced by the NBBF on Friday 13 July, includes 10 players from the team’s successful campaign at the 2017 Women’s AfroBasket championship.


Full List of invited Player:

1. Ezinne Kalu (Vasa Akademia, Hungary)

2. Upe Atosu (Labette College, NJCAA)

3. Promise Amukamara (Alexandria, Romania)

4. Jasmine Nwajei (University of Syracuse, NCAA)

5. Patience Nene Okpe (Panola College, NJCAA)

6.Sarah Ogoke (RC Celta, Spain)

7. Nkechi Akashili (First Bank, Nigeria)

8. Ayoleka Sodade (University of Buffalo, NY , NCAA)

9. Elizabeth Balogun (Hamilton heights, Christian Academy, USA)

10. Ijeoma Ajemba (University of North Carolina NCAA)

11. Adaeze Alaeze (Ciudad de la Adelantos, Spain)

12.Adaora Elonu (Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca , Spain)

13. Atonye Nyingifa (Duran Maquinaria Ensino, Spain)

14.Cecilia Okoye (Oviedo, Spain)

15. Ify Ibekwe (New York Liberty, WNBA)

16. Nicole Enabosi (University of Delaware NCAA)

17. Sarah Imovbioh (PEAC -Pecs, Hungary)

18. Nkem Akaraiwe (First Bank, Nigeria)

19. Uju Ugoka (Roche Vendee, France)

20. Amy Okonkwo (Texas Christian University NCAA)

21. Evelyn Akhator (Dallas Wings, WNBA)

22. Juliet James (Georgia State University)

23. Ashley Ezeh (ADBA, Spain)

24. Aisha Mohammed (Istanbul University, Turkey)

25. Felicia Aiyeotan (University of Virginia NCAA).

26. Edeferioka Elo (Celta Zorka – Spain)

27. Ugo Uwaigwe (Yakin Dugu U, Argentina)

28. Elem Ibiam (Kangoeroes, Belgium)


The team will play an exhibition game against the Yellow Jackets Pro All-Star at the Riverside Epicentre, per Bball Naija.


After the first phase of training in Atlanta, the team will return to Nigeria for the second and final phase before heading to Turkey where they are expected to play a number of friendly games.


The FIBA 2018 Women World Cup is schedule to hold from Thursday 20th to Sunday 30th September 2018 in Tenerife, Spain.

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