The Nigerian Women’s 3×3 Basketball team have begun camping in Abuja for the 1st Africa Beach Games (ABG) in Sal, Cape Verde from June 18, 2019.
Head coach, Acha Chris invited 8 players to camp on Thursday, 30th of May which is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports ahead of the championship.
The team consists of a member of D’Tigress World Cup record breaking team, Akaraiwe Nkem Uwa (First Bank) alongside Anaswem Josette (Customs) and teenage sensation, Okoro Ifunanya (First Bank) at their Agura Hotel camp.
Mac Dangosu, Musa Murjanat (GT 2000), Dang Lina Ubol (Plateau Rocks), Gloria Umeh (Plateau Rocks) and Iornumbe Regina (First Bank) complete the list of 8 players who are fighting for the four available jerseys for the competition that serves as qualifiers for the World Beach Games in San Diego, California, USA later this year.
According to the Secretariat of the NBBF, the team will train twice daily as the head coach hopes to get the players in shape on time for the first ever edition of the Africa Beach Games.
In line with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports roster, the 3×3 D’Tigress team will depart for Sal on the 16th of June 2019.