First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos has released the names of players for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women taking place in Angola November 10-19.
Four players from the Afrobasket-winning team, Nkechi Akashili, Chioma Udeaja, Cecilia Okoye, Ugochi Nicole Nwaigwe and Ivorien international Minata Fofana made the list released by the head coach Peter Ahmedu.
Others are Deborah Chidinma Nwakanma, Nkem Uwa Akaraiwe, Titi Bilikis Adekoya, Magdalene Ukato, Tina Akaraiwe, Mary Isuambuk, and American import, Wilson Dominic.
The list was made public in Akure where the team is camped before they depart for Luanda on Wednesday.
Ahmedu said the inclusion of five players who took part at the Afrobasket would boost his team and give them the needed morale to do well.
Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida has assured the club of maximum support as they file out against other clubs from Africa.
In a goodwill message to the current champions of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League, Kida said, “We will definitely support you all the way as you take on the rest of Africa. Last year, you came third in Africa. I believe that this year, you can take a step further and bring the title home.”
The Elephant Girls, who are the Nigerian and FIBA Zone 3 champions, finished third at the 2016 edition in Maputo, Mozambique.