can confirm Nneka Ogwumike and Chiney Ogwumike’s s quest to compete for Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games have been denied again.

The duo appealed to the Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) over Basketball world governing body’s (FIBA) decision to prevent them from representing Nigeria in Tokyo.

FIBA ruled against Nneka due to her substantial involvement with USA winning two World Cup Gold medals. Chiney was ruled out from playing for Nigeria since FIBA considered her a naturalized player but each team is allowed just one spot and that spot was already taken.

BELGRADE, SERBIA – FEBRUARY 08: Nneka Ogwumike of USA reacts during the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020 Group A match between Mozambique and USA at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall on February 8, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Both players appealed the FIBA ruling at CAS but were unsuccessful in their quest but Erica Ogwumike has not had any problems integrating into the team.

The third Ogwumike sibling has been named to the roster for Nigeria’s Women’s National Basketball Team (D’Tigress) to compete in Tokyo. Nigeria is in Group B with USA, France and Japan and plays USA first on July 27.

Erica Ogwumike

Below is the final list of players:

Adaora Elonu

 Aisha Balarabe

 Elizabeth Balogun

Promise Amukamara

Kalu Photo Courtesy FIBA

 Atonye Nyingifa

Ezinne Kalu

 Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpannah

 Ify Ibekwe

Oderah Chidom

Nigeria Photo Courtesy FIBA

Victoria Macaulay

Erica Ogwumike

 Amy Okonkwo

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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