Afrobasket: Why Uganda’s opponents Nigeria withdrew from qualifiers

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David GOMBE

The Nigeria basketball Federation ( NBBF) has confirmed that they have withdrawn from the Afrobasket qualification campaign.

This is due to the inability of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Sports Development to provide needed funds for the qualifiers.

The development was confirmed on Wednesday by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF)

The Federation said it was left with no other option due to the inability of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development to provide needed funds for the qualifiers.

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The Nigerian Basketball Federation also complained that in recent times, the female and male national basketball teams have not had the best in preparations for major continental and global championships due to the perennial lack of funds.

Aside from missing out in World Cup qualification, the Olympic dream also fizzled out on home front and now it has gotten worse as the country will not be taking part in the qualifier for a tournament like the Afrobasket.

In 2015 Nigeria’s D’Tigers were crowned champions and have finished as runners up on four different occasions while claiming the bronze three other times.

Nigeria is in group B along side Cape Verde, Libya and Uganda and they are set to play the Silverbacks on Saturday 24th at 11:00 local time.

The Silverbacks traveled to Tunisia on 18th February and have been getting acclimatized with the conditions in Monastir.

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