Nigeria Basketball Federation has confirmed that D’Tigers will not hold their training camp in the country ahead of the 2021 AfroBasket qualifying game in Rwanda.
The second round window is scheduled for November 25 to 29 in Kigali, while the AfroBasket 2021 will run from August 24 through September 5, also in Rwanda.
D’Tigers, runners-up at the 2017 Afrobasket, will be hoping to win all their games in Rwanda to put them in pole position for the 2021 tourney at the magnificent 10,000-seater Kigali Arena.
NBBF Secretary General, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi, who confirmed that the federation officials are still gathering the name of players to be invited also revealed that there will be no camping of players in Nigeria ahead of the qualifiers in Kigali.
Nigeria is grouped alongside host nation – Rwanda, Mali, and Algeria in Group D. D’Tigers will begin their race for qualification against Algeria on November 26 before taking on Rwanda on November 28.
Their last game will be against Mali on November 29.
The top three teams from each group will automatically qualify for the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 to be held in Rwanda.