Spain have enjoyed success in recent years, including winning the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and FIBA EuroBasket 2022.
The incident took place after Mali lost 68-81 to Serbia in their Group B clash in Sydney on Monday, their fourth straight defeat at the tournament.
The team made up of Ikenna Ndugba (Greensboro Swarm, NBA G League), Uchenna Iroegbu (Free agent), Michael Okiki (Gombe Bulls), Ben Emelogu (Rouen Metropolitan, France), Michael Oriakhi (Rivers Hoopers), Michael Gbinijie (Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA G League) and Ibe Agu (Customs, Abuja) will be coached by Alan Major and assisted by Ogoh Odaudu.
Speaking during the inspection of the Rowe Park Sports Centre on Thursday, June 9, the LSSTF scribe lauded the Lagos State Lottery Board as well as Chief Kessington Adebutu for their support in ensuring that the facilities get a facelift while calling for more support from the private sector.
D’Tigress had qualified for the World Cup billed for Sydney, Australia, starting in September 2022, after defeating France and Mali in the Group B of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade.
FIBA’s confirmation of the election of Kida as the NBBF president was contained in a letter dated March 7, 2022.
Kida was returned as the NBBF President at the Elective Congress chaired by Dr. Lanre Glover who called the vote confirmation from the delegates as prescribed by the constitution. Kida got 37 of 37 votes cast by the elective delegates.
The new president is Chairman and CEO of Mark Mentors Basketball Club and founder, Mark D Ball Basketball Championship.
D’Tigress moved to number 15 after winning the Women’s AfroBasket title in Cameroon, with runners-up Mali, also getting a one-position bump up to 40th place.
The warning became necessary after the Taskforce whose membership remained shrouded in secrecy invited teams to Abuja for a purported Final 8.
This declaration was contained in its later dated 10th, November addressed to NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida and the Nigeria Olympic Committee.
Many concerned Nigerians are uncertain about the future of the game over the activities of the government backed Taskforce recently announced to run the affairs of the NBBF pending its election which the government indefinitely postponed.
The historic event as enshrined in the 2019 NBBF constitution which marked the official commencement of their electoral duties took place on Thursday via zoom.
In a highly-charged semi-final encounter between two West African rivals, Nigeria continued her unbeaten run in the competition with a dominant performance.
The reigning African champions took control of the game from tip-off and running at 10-0 in the first two minutes of the game and ending the first quarter 24-8.
Nigeria is in Group B alongside Mozambique and Angola, with Group A having hosts Cameroon, Cape Verde and Kenya.
Poopola told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State that the NBBF has sent out plans to conduct elections.
Based on this conclusion, the FIBA President has issued the following statement: “This investigation is of paramount importance and I would like to express my personal and unconditional support to the victims. These offences must be duly prosecuted by FIBA through independent procedures. Since the Integrity Officer has confirmed my innocence, I will now resume my official duties with FIBA.”
The team, which is arriving the venue in batches, will face Angola on September 20, with a top place finish as target.
This followed the September 30th date recently announced by the Federal Ministry of Sports for the Sports Federation elections.