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2018 FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress Arrive Lagos Monday

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Nigeria’s Senior Women National Basketball team, D’Tigress, will arrive the country on Monday for the next phase of their 2018 FIBA Women World Cup in Spain.

The team led by Hughley Otis will have their last training in Atlanta, USA on Saturday before departing on Sunday.

According to Peter Ahmedu, the assistant coach, one player will be dropped from the 14 in camp before leaving.

“Presently, we have 14 players including Adaora Elonu who has been drafted by Atlanta Dreams. We will reduce to 13 players before we leave for Lagos. We will be able to drop 1 more player because we have 3 players (Uju Ugoka, Nkem Akaraiwe and Nkechi Akashili) back home for the next phase of our preparation.”

Ahmedu adds that the team has completely settled in under new coach, Otis Hughley, and are focused FIBA World Cup, Spain 2018.

He described the experience as wonderful, expressing remains optimism they will have a good outing at the world cup.

“The adjustment has been so tremendous. The players are adjusting day by day while the team chemistry has continued to improve. By the time we round off here on Saturday, we would have been able to achieve our set goal,” he added.

“Coach Otis came with different dynamics and techniques both offense and defence which has actually helped the team. He has seen the energy and ability of the girls and we have been able to adjust.”

The current African Champions will start training on Tuesday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

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Kobe Bryant Death, What You Need To Know

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The resigned N.B.A. star, 41, and his little girl Gianna were among nine individuals in a helicopter that slammed close Calabasas, Calif. A school baseball trainer and his better half and girl were likewise slaughtered.

The experts in Los Angeles County said it could take a few days to recoup bodies from the accident site, as the helicopter slammed in unpleasant territory.

This is what you have to know:

This is what we know so far about the accident.

The specialists said it could take a few days to recoup the bodies from the accident site.

Bryant and his girl were en route to a foundation where he instructed her group.

Bryant was viewed as probably the best player in N.B.A. history.

Fans accumulated rapidly at Staples Center, where Bryant conveyed titles with the Lakers.

A school baseball trainer, alongside his better half and little girl, likewise kicked the bucket in the accident.

At various times players offer their feelings of appreciation.

Bryant was among the travelers voyaging locally available the helicopter. Nine individuals kicked the bucket in the accident, including the pilot, said Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County sheriff, during a news gathering.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it sent a group to California on Sunday evening.

Daryl Osby, the Los Angeles County fire boss, said the accident site was hard to get to and that firemen needed to climb to the region.

It was not promptly clear what number of travelers the helicopter was endorsed to ship, and fire authorities said it was not quickly evident whether the helicopter was over-burden.

The N.B.A. sent an affirmation of Bryant’s and Gianna’s demises to all groups and class representatives Sunday evening, as indicated by two individuals acquainted with the report.

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D’Tigers Hold On To African Top Spot and Dropped one spot In The World New FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria’s D’Tigers dropped one spot from their 32nd position to 33rd in the most recent FIBA world ranking discharged on Thursday.

D’Tigers are one of the 47 groups that dropped in the ranking regardless of having fit the bill for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

The 2017 FIBA AfroBasket sprinter up, D’Tigers amassed 292.8 focuses to hold their status as the best group in Africa.

Angola climbed one spot from third to second in Africa and one too in the world ranking from 37 to 36 recording 266.0 focuses in the wake of winning every one of the three of their amusements in the African Qualifiers – on home soil in Luanda – to likewise punch their ticket to China 2019.

Senegal involves the third position in Africa with 261.2 focuses to complete 39th in the world ranking.   Tunisia and Egypt kept up the fourth and fifth place to be positioned 51st and 52nd separately in the world ranking.

Different nations in the African best ten are Cameroon who climbed five places in 6th place (58th in the world), Morocco (60th in the world), Mali (67th in the world) Cote D’ Ivoire (68th in the world) and Central African Republic (35th in the world).

In the world ranking, USA remains the best group in the world and they are trailed by Spain, France, Serbia, and Argentina in the main five. Lituania, Slovenia, Greece, Croatia, and Australia finished the main ten.

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