ABUJA (2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women) - 12 Nigerian basketball players have been called to training camp in preparation for this summer's FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Chile.
Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Secretary General Francis Gbiri said in Abuja that all the invited players - based in the United States where they play at collegiate and high-school levels - are expected to report to the team’s camp from 7 to 14 June in Washington DC.
From there, the team will fly to France where they will play warm-up games against Brazil, China and France, one of their Group B foes.
The 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women will be held in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, Chile, between 21 and 31 July.
The first-ever U19 women's team from Nigeria will be coached by Adewumi Aderemi, who last year guided Nigeria's U18 side to a second place at the U18 FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Cairo, Egypt.
“The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced its roster for this summer’s FIBA U-19 World Championship," Gbiri said.
“The tam will report for training camp in Washington DC, before flying to Fougeres and Reze, France to take part in warm-up games between 17 and 26 June.
In Chile, Nigeria will play in Group B of the Preliminary Round and face Australia, France and hosts Chile.
Nigeria U19 Women (for 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women): Peace Amukumara, Promise Amukumara, Loliya Briggs, Adesuwa Izoehelegee Ebomwonya, Elo Eldema, Elem Ibiam, Sarah Imovbioh, Afure Jemerigbe, Ezine Kalu, Ijeoma Uchendu, Sandra Udobi, Uju Ugoka.