Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Diogu leads D’Tigers at AfroBasket tourney

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D’Tigers coach, Mike Brown has named long-serving captain, Ike Diogu and point guard Ben Uzoh in his 12-man roster for the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers, which dunks off in Kigali, Rwanda

The Afrobasket qualifiers are billed to hold from November 25 to 29 at the Kigali Arena.

D’Tigers will battle South Sudan in their opening Group D campaign before taking on Mali and hosts Rwanda.

Veteran Diogu, 37, and co-captain Uzoh top the list of invited players, which also includes Capital City Go-Go point guard, Ike Iroegbu; Orléans Loiret Basket power forward, Chima Moneke; BC Nevėžis shooting guard, Michael Gbinije; Baloncesto Fuenlabrada shooting guard, Obi Emegano and Kamza Basket point guard, Jordan Ogundiran.

The competition is Brown’s first assignment with the Nigerian national team since he was announced as head coach in February, replacing Alex Nwora, who led the team to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.