Nigeria Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NNBF) Chairman Musa Kida has described the country’s Men’s and Women’s National Basketball Teams Olympic Games campaign as a “mixed experience”.

He made this statement when reviewing the country’s activities in the sport in 2021 that had the West African nation represent Africa in the Men’s and Women’s category respectively at the Olympic Games.

NBBF President Musa Kida Photo Courtesy: NBBF Twitter

For the first time in its history D’Tigers and D’Tigress competed at the Olympic at the same time and D’Tigress went on to win the Women’s AfroBasket for the third time in a row.

Both teams crashed out of the Olympics at the Group Stage amid criticism from players from both sets over unpaid bonuses and poor treatment.

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“For us in basketball it was a mixed experience qualifying for the Olympics the expectations and outcomes as well the African Championships experience and performance from our girls, winning the trophy for an unprecedented third straight time” he said.

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Nigeria is in the mix to progress to the 2023 Basketball World Cup.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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