Seven players invited to the D’Tigers camp arrived on Tuesday ahead of the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers holding in Lagos.
Omoerah Keith Saido who plies his trade with Baerum Basketball club in Norway, Charlotte University’s Braxton Ogbueze Jai and Mbamalu Bryant who plays for CD Vildivia in Chile were some of the 7 players who arrived on Tuesday.
Others are Prat of Spain player, Agada Caleb Apochi, Antwerp Giant of Belgium power forward, Moses Kingsley, Lavrio of Greece power forward, Mehinti Tosin and Okosun Obehioye.
The players were received by staff of the Nigeria Basketball Federation on arrival in Lagos and ferried straight to their hotel.
France based Emenago Obinna was an early bird to camp after arriving on Saturday alongside head coach, Alex Nwora and team manager, Musa Adamu. While assistant coach, Ogoh Odaudu arrived camp on Sunday. In total, there are eight players in camp while others are expected to arrive on Wednesday.
D’Tigers first training session will hold on Wednesday.
The team will depart to Abidjan for the tune up games against Cote d’Ivoire on June 23 and 24.
Nigeria will play against Uganda, Mali and Rwanda in the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers scheduled for June 29- July 1 in Lagos.