The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) says it has started putting modalities in place to ensure the men’s national team, D’Tigers, successfully defend their title at this year’s African championship slated to hold in Congo Brazzaville from August 17 to 31.
NBBF Media Officer, Patrick Omorodion, told The Guardian yesterday that the body has made plans for international friendlies with France Lithuania, China, Serbia and Lithuania, adding that the games would help the coaches to build a formidable team.
He said the federation was keeping close tabs on the activities of the local players, adding that plans were on to ensure the men and women leagues commence next month without any hitches.
“The friendly games would prepare D’Tigers well for the big task ahead, which is to come out victorious in Congo Brazzaville. The federation is working hard to ensure the men’s team gets the best preparation when the camp opens for the friendlies in June.*