2019 FIBA World Cup: Nwora to Release 12-man Rooster on August 27.

Nigeria D'Tigers Basketball

D’Tigers have arrived in China for the last phase of their FIBA World Cup preparation.

The senior men national team which departed Lagos through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport aboard Emirate Airline arrived in China on Wednesday night before proceeding to Yangzhou for the Peak Invitational International tournament between the 22nd and 27th of August.

Ike Diogu In China Airport
DTigers Captain Ike Diogu

The coach Alex Nwora tutored side with 15 players still in camp 8 days to the World Cup starting on the 31st of August will compete against fellow world cup bound Iran, Montenegro and Poland as they perfect their plans.

Nwora revealed that the final 12 man list will be released after their Peak Invitational campaign on the 27th before their first game against Russia on Saturday, 31st of August.

Nigeria whose last appearance at the world cup was 2006 is grouped alongside Russia, Argentina and Korea.