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Afrobasket 2025: Without resources Nigeria forfeits first qualifying window

Sans ses joueurs NBA, le Nigeria se présente amoindri à l'Afrobasket 2021.
Afrobasket 2025: Without resources Nigeria forfeits first qualifying window

The Nigerian basketball federation is once again in crisis. The 2015 African champions will miss the first qualifying window for the 2025 Men's Afrobasket (scheduled for February 23-25, 2023).

The leaders have forfeited the event due to a lack of resources."The government has no funds to finance this campaign," the Federation said on social networks. A number of players present at the 2020 Olympics had nevertheless confirmed their willingness to take part in this 1st qualifying window. Nigeria are due to play in Tunisia in Group B, which also features Cape Verde, Uganda and Libya.

This withdrawal will be a real blow for Nigerian basketball, as the D-Tigers will miss three games. A major handicap that must be overcome if they are to be among the 16 nations taking part in Afrobasket 2025.

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