Nigeria head coach, Otis Hughley has named a strong squad of 14 players for the 2020 Olympics Qualification Tournament billed for Belgrade between of 6th to 9th of February, 2020.
Louisville University guard, Elizabeth Balogun who was not released by her school for the pre-OQT got another invitation from D’Tigress handler alongside Nigeria based Musa Murjanantu who emerged as the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League Most Valuable Player after guiding Air Warriors of Abuja to their first ever league title.
Virtus Eirene of Italy small forward, Ifunanya Ibekwe, Promise Amukamara (Charnay Basket Bourgogne SUD, Frace), Sarah Imovbioh (Basket Namur Capitale, Belgium) and Spain based Elo Edeferioka who plies her trade with CB Vigo have also earned a recall.
Pallas Kunaiyi Akpannah may be on course to continue building her fledging national team career after debuting for Nigeria at the pre-qualifiers in Maputo, Mozambique in November while usual suspects Ezinne Kalu, Evelyn Akhator, Aisha Balarabe and team captain, Adaora Elonu have all been includeWed in the 14 man list.
Full list of players
Ifunanya Ibekwe (Virtus Eirene, Italy)
Promise Amukamara (Charnay Basket Bourgogne SUD, France)
Sarah Imovbioh (Basket Namur Capitale, Belgium)
Elo Edeferioka (CB Vigo Spain)
Upe Atosu (Butler University, USA)
Pallas Kunaiyi Akpanna (Meccanica Nova, Italy)
Ezinne Kalu (Landerneau Bretagne Basket, France)
Evelyn Akhator (Flammes Carolo, France)
Aisha Balarabe (KB Bashkimi, Kosovo)
Adaora Elonu (Uni Girona, Spain)
Elizabeth Balogun (Louisville University, USA)
Musa Murjanantu (Air Warriors, Nigeria)