Sports Rio Olympics: 27 Players Receive Call-up for Training Camp


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The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Tuesday in Abuja released its preliminary list of 27 players invited to the men’s national team training camp for the 2016 Olympic Games.


Making the list public in a press conference, NBBF President Tijani Umar, said the Federation had made efforts to ensure the best available players were considered for invitation to camp.

The players are:

1. Ike Diogu

2. Jamal Olasewere

3. Michael Umeh

4. Chamberlain Oguchi

5. Benjamin Uzoh

6. Michael Gbinije

7. Olaseni Lawal

8. l-farouq Aminu

9. AbdulWahab Aminu

10. Obinna Ogide

11. Stanley Okoye

12. Olumide Oyedeji

13. Ezeli Festus

14. Ofoegbu Ike

15. Braimoh Suleiman

16. Ibekwe Ekene

17. Derrick Obasohan

18. Stanley Gumut

19. Usman Abubakar

20. Nwaelele Daniel

21. Josh Akognon

22. Udofia Mfon

23. Ere Ebi

24. Antetokounmpo Thanasis

25. Mbakwe Trevor

26. Udoh Ekpe

27. Campbell Folarin.’’

Umar said the 28th player under consideration presently for the training camp was Victor Oladipo, who was yet to give NBBF his final word on playing for Nigeria..

He added that the players, who were a mixture of home-based and overseas-based players, were being expected to report to camp in Los Angeles or Bakersfield in the U.S. on June 27.