Nigeria Photo Courtesy: FIBA

The fallout from Nigeria’s National Women’s Basketball Team inability to compete in the upcoming FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup continues.

D’Tigress was primed to represent Africa in Australia later this year at the World Cup but got replaced with Mali due to the country’s withdrawal from competing in international basketball competitions for two years.

The decision was signed off by Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari to allow an Interim Management Committee work to find long term solutions to warring factions in the Nigerian Basketball Federation [NBBF].

Since the announcement was made, D’Tigress player Ezinne Kalu reacted by stating on Twitter, ‘I mean wow. I don’t think I will ever wear the green and white again’. [Click highlighted text to read full comment]

Kalu in action against France Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Kalu has been an integral member of D’Tigress helping the team win two African Championship titles and compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Leadership issues earlier this year prevented Nigeria from having a representative compete at the 2022 Basketball Africa League since a league winner wasn’t determined in the previous season.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

By Yaw AdjeiMintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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