African champions D’Tigress will play three friendlies this weekend as part of preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, The PUNCH reports.
This was made known in a statement by the Nigeria Basketball Federation’s media team on Thursday.
According to the statement, D’Tigress will face Puerto Rico, Serbia and Belgium at the Lange Munte Arena in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Otis Hughley’s side will face Puerto Rico on Friday (today) before taking on Serbia and Belgium on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Ezinne Kalu, Adaora Elonu, Promise Amukamara, Sarah Ogoke, Sarah Imovbioh and Aisha Balarabe are among the players in camp.
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Others are Oderah Chidom, Amy Okonkwo, Atonye Nyingifa, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah, Ify Ibekwe, Victoria Macaulay and Nicole Enabosi.
D’Tigress have been drawn in a tough Group B alongside hosts Japan, France and world champions USA at the Olympics.
Nigeria is the only African team that has qualified for the basketball event of the Tokyo Olympics in the men and women’s category. The 2020 Olympics holds from July 24 to August 8.