B/Ball: NBBF Finalising Roster For 2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers (AUDIO)

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The team list for the 3rd window of the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers taking place in Tunisia is almost ready, Nigeria Basketball Federation president Musa Kida has revealed.

Kida in a statement released on Friday, said the selection process has been hectic with scouting spread across Europe, NBA and Nigeria.

With many eligible players in the thick of action with their various clubs, the federation says availability of players for the qualifiers between 17-21 February remains the biggest challenge.

The federation hopes to name a 25 man list for the qualifiers taking place in Monastir, Tunisia.

“The team list is almost ready, because we are looking at the availability of our players in the NBA, players playing professionally out there and the players we have locally hoping to see them in Benin at the National Sports Festival,” Kida said.

“We are finalizing that list, but we already have 25 players who are potentially going to make the list. Our Technical Officials also will know who is going to be available and it will be made public very shortly.”

The team will open camp a week before the competition.

Currently topping Group D after three straight wins, the team will hope to continue its unbeaten run against South Sudan, Mali and Rwanda.