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D’Tigers Withdraw From AfroBasket 2025 Qualifiers Due To Lack Of Funds

D’Tigers Withdraw From AfroBasket 2025 Qualifiers Due To Lack Of Funds

Nigeria’s senior men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, has withdrawn from the AfroBasket 2025 qualifiers due to lack of funds.

The team’s withdrawal was confirmed on D’Tigers’ X handle.

D’Tigers have been drawn in Group B with Uganda, Cape Verde and Libya in the first window of the qualifiers which will hold in Tunisia.

The Nigerian team is scheduled to begin the qualifiers on Saturday, 23 February against Libya.

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Meanwhile, it is gathered that the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is now making last-minute attempts to gather funds for D’Tigers to participate in the qualifiers.

The AfroBasket 2025 qualification will be played from February to November 2024, to determine the 16 nations who will qualify for the FIBA AfroBasket 2025.

Nigeria has won the AfroBasket only once which was in 2015.

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  • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

    Disgrace….! Utter Disgrace….!

    Nigeria has become Eritrea and and Djibouti that withdraws from qualifiers due to “lack of funds”

    Shame on the leadership of the Sports ministry and the NBBF.

  • When did Nigeria start withdrawing from competitions for lack of funds???? INCREDIBLE AND UTTER DISGRACE!!!

    Not to sound political, but what exactly is happening in Nigeria right now!!!??? Has it got to this level? A whole Nigeria?

  • They probably spent the funds on super Eagles

  • pompei 2 months ago

    Maybe Eritrea will be kind enough to loan Nigeria the money.

  • pompei 2 months ago

    This NBBF pipo sef. Is it now that they should be looking for money? Don’t they plan ahead for future expenses?
    This our SAPA administrators, money no dey ever dey!

  • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

    My agency debunks this news. The team is now on their way to Tunisia. The ministry has waded into the drama in camp and the players will be ready for the qualifiers that starts tomorrow.

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