D'Tigress' Quest for Olympics Starts Today Against Belarus/

Nigeria's Female Basketball team DTigress starts their quest for a ticket to the 20116 Summer Olympics with a game against Belarus at the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifiers in France today.

12 teams are competing for the remaining five places for the Rio Olympics; and Nigeria is grouped alongside Belarus and Korea.

Nigeria will play Belarus today 13 June at 6pm Nigerian time and Korea tomorrow at 12.30
*Nigerian time. Two teams from each of the four groups will qualify for quarter-finals.

To qualify for the Olympics, Nigeria needs to win one of these two games and win another in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Here is Nigeria's full roster:

  • Helen Ogunjimi (Captain)
  • Atosu Upe Esther
  • Promise Amukamara
  • Sarah Ogoke-Ejiogu
  • Ezinne Kalu-Phelps
  • Joyce Ekworomadu
  • Uju Ugoka
  • Adaora Elonu
  • Ndidi Madu
  • Elem Ibiam
  • Chioma Udeaja; and
  • Olayinka Sanni

Technical Crew

  • Nnaji Scott - Coach
  • Adewunmi Aderemii - Assistant Coach and
  • Mauro Procaccini - Technical Adviser

Here's wishing DTigress the best.