The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) have released a preliminary 18-man squad list ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers scheduled to hold between February 23rd to February 25th in Bamako, Mali.
Schun Blue Whales’ Ike Diogu, who captained the D’Tigers to win silver at the 2017 AfroBasket tourney, headlines the provisional list for World Cup qualifiers.
Big names like Ikechukwu Ireogbu, Ike Nwamu, Bryant Mbamalu, and Ayodeji Akindele have also been invited ahead of their Group B games against hosts Mali, Rwanda and Uganda.
The trio of Eli Abraham, Abdulwahab Yakubu, Musa Usman Mohammed, who are all based in Nigeria, have also made the cut for the team.
Here is the full list:
With the arrangements on ground, the foreign based players are expected to land Bamako on February 19 to join the players and officials from Nigeria.