2020 Olympic Qualifiers: D’Tigress open camp in Belgrade

first_imgRelatedPosts D’Tigers, D’Tigress await 2020 Olympics foes D’Tigers, D’Tigress can win an Olympic medal — Kida Two Air Warriors players to attend 2020 Olympics, courtesy of Minister The senior women’s national Basketball Team, D’Tigress, will open their 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament camp on February 1 in Belgrade. The team under the tutelage of Otis Hughley will camp for five days before they start their campaign against host Serbia, World Champion USA and Mozambique with two Olympic tickets on offer. Elizabeth Balogun with Louisville University may be handed her first national team debut alongside 2019 Zenith Bank Women Basketball League’s Most Valuable Player, Musa Murjanantu. Fellow point guard, Sarah Ogoke, has since been recalled to the team to replace Upe Atosu. Other players expected in camp include Italy based Ifunanya Ibekwe, Promise Amukamara (France), Sarah Imovbioh (Belgium) and Spain based Elo Edeferioka. Others include 2019 FIBA Women Afrobasket MVP, Ezinne Kalu, Evelyn Akhator, Aisha Balarabe who just moved to Spain. Pallas Kunaiyi Akpannah will also join team captain, Adaora Elonu, as they prepare for the OQT campaign having missed out of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. In a related development, the Head Coach of Air Warriors of Abuja, Samson Sotuminu, and that of MFM of Lagos, Aderemi Adewunmi, will also be on the train to Belgrade as members of the Technical Crew. Their latest appointment came on the backdrop of their heroics last season in the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League. Sotuminu guided league debutant Air Warriors to the 2019 title, while Adewunmi’s tactical acumen saw MFM snatching a continental ticket after narrowly losing in the final.Tags: 2020 Olympic QualifiersBelgradeD’TigressElo EdeferiokaMusa MurjanantuOtis HughleySarah Ogokelast_img read more

The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s massive, 27-24 upset of No. 2 Clemson

first_imgSyracuse (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) completed a seismic upset, 27-24, against the nation’s second-best team, Clemson (6-1, 4-1) on Friday night in the Carrier Dome. The Tigers had skated by other top division foes Louisville, Virginia Tech and others, but fell to the Orange’s defensive pressure after SU knocked Clemson’s starting quarterback, Kelly Bryant, out of the game with what CU head coach Dabo Swinney called a concussion. The Orange’s win puts Syracuse on the cusp of a bowl bid. Published on October 14, 2017 at 2:43 am Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img