Family Over Basketball! Aisha Balarabe Poise to Roll the Years with D’Tigress

Nigeria’s women basketball national team player Aisha Balarabe has hinted on her readiness to call it quits from the game after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Aisha who tied the knot earlier this year revealed she wants to fully concentrate on her family from the next two years.  

“Two more years and I am done I have been playing since 2002. I will call it a day after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I need to have a family my children will carry on with playing basketball,” Aisha revealed.

The former D’Tigress captain who is representing Nigeria at the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket 2019 championship has been part of the National team since 2002 winning three titles in 2003, 2005, and 2017 with the African Champions.

Despite hinting on her retirement, Aisha is desirous to wrap up the years on a winning note as the D’Tigress commences their campaign to retain their Afrobasket title in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday, August 10.     

“We are going to go there and try to defend our title but it is not going to be easy because they are ready for us. Senegal knows we are the most dangerous amongst all the countries right now.

“We know most of the Senegalese players and we play each other in Europe. If we can play together and bring the chemistry together we will win by the grace of God,” she said.