Ahead of the 2023 Women’s Afrobasket Championship in Kigali, Rwanda, Nigeria’s D’Tigress preparation suffered a setback on Tuesday as one of their major players in the team pulled out of the competition.
The Nigerian side departed the country on Tuesday afternoon en route Kigali and all the invited players are expected to be on board.
Erica Ogwumike is among the players that is expected to carry the country’s flag in Rwanda but she decided to pull out due to her medical exam in the United States.
“Misinformation. I was invited but unfortunately could not attend due to medical school obligations, as I am starting my last year.
Wishing my sister success in the upcoming tournament!”, she wrote.
The defending champions, Nigeria, will face DR Congo in the opening game of the championship on Friday.
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After getting a valuable draw against Canada in the opening game, Nigeria’s Super Falcons striker Ifeanyi Onumonu is eyeing a positive result in their next game.
The US-based attacker was in action in the game against the Olympic champions and produced a decent performance upfront to threaten the backline of the Canadian.
While speaking through NNF TV, Onumonu said they’ve watched the game against Canada all over and noticed that they got space more than they thought.
” I think just trying to get more opportunities like that would be great for us, I’m trying to be efficient at the same time too.
“We watched the game back and I think we saw that we had a little bit more space than probably we thought we did.
“I’m looking forward to the next game and starting to just play off each other some more.
” Hopefully, in the next game against Australia, we create more opportunities, I think we just getting out the first game nerve”, she said.