Rio Olympics: D’Tigers Storm China For Stankovic Cup

The senior national basketball team, D’Tigers, yesterday left the Los Angeles camp in the United States with a 19-man delegation of 13 players and six officials to Beijing, China to participate in the Stankovic Cup.

The competition which begins on Tuesday is part of the training programme to prepare the African Champions for the Olympic Games which commences on August 5 in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

Captain of D’Tigers, Olumide Oyedeji, who disclosed yesterday said the 13 players heading to China include returnee Ekene Ibekwe who was part of the team to the 2012 London Olympics.

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Also on the trip are Ebi Ere and Josh Akognon, both of whom were part of the team to the 2006 World Championship in Japan as well as Daniel Nwaelele.

Key players of the Afrobasket squad who yet to join the camp are the Aminu bothers of Alade and Al-Farouq. Al-Farouq is currently in Nigeria running his 2016 Aminu Basketball Clinic which kicked off in Ibadan yesterday.

The 2-day event which ends today, Aminu said is his way of giving back to the society by helping to hone the skills of young talents.

About 40 kids aged 14 to 18 are being taken on skills clinics in areas like lay ups, defence, passing, ball handling and jab series.


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  1. Ogunleke teslim opeyemi says

    Go for gold boys.

    1. Sam says

      yes oo, GOLD oo, good luck

  2. Abu says

    They ready

  3. Deji says

    Really prepared

  4. olan says

    Hmm you see

  5. Sammie says

    best of luck tigers

  6. Dotman says

    Proud of uguys

  7. ganiyu opeyemi says

    Wish you the best..

    1. Lad says


  8. Idebe Darlington says

    Wish them luck

    1. Chikels says

      That’s what we all wish them

  9. Topson says

    Wish u all the best

    1. olan says

      Same here @topson

    2. Deji says

      Same here @topson

    3. Abu says

      Same here @topson

  10. amazing says

    Hoping they do well

  11. abbey says


  12. Niyola jamiat says

    Wish dem luck

  13. badmus qudus says

    wish u d best

    1. Lad says

      na you sab

  14. Sharks says

    Go for Gold

  15. Tosin says

    They’re also after Olympic win

  16. Liam says

    Good luck

  17. B.J says

    Wat a team

  18. Chikels says

    Congratulations to you guys

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