D’Tigress gamers threaten to boycott World Cup qualifiers


The Nigeria girls’s basketball personnel, D’Tigress non-public curiously been playing with deep wound towards the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) for some time.

Novel from their historic feat of a hit three consecutive FIBA Afriobasket titles, D’Tigress gamers non-public now broken their silence, on being owed allowances and bonuses among many other grievances.

In a video posted on microblogging save, Twitter, the girls outlined the injustices which had been allegedly perpetrated on them by the outgoing board of the NBBF led by Musa Kida.

The Ladies who non-public vowed to boycott the upcoming World Cup qualifiers non-public listed the stipulations that can maybe assemble them rescind their threat.

The personnel has requested for the payment of their backlogs of bonuses and allowances, a Presidential insist over with to Aso Rock, and an improved welfare kit going forward.

The girls marvel why their historic feat of a hit three straight African titles has not warranted being invited to Aso Rock even supposing it’s honorable for the ceremonial Presidential handshake.

A member of the D’Tigress, Promise Amukamara, faulted the claims by the Kida-led NBBF that the personnel will not be being owed any monies.

She talked about: “Right here’s removed from the reality, final time we checked, our allowances stipends, bonuses, practising grants, and donations made by banks for gamers, officials, and volunteers non-public restful not been paid

One more member of the personnel, Ify Ibekwe, outlined the monies they’re owed.

She talked about: “We’re owed $73,118 by the NBBF, $24,000 by the Ministry for the Tokyo grant, and $100,000 donation from three banks in Nigeria.

For Ezinne Kalu, she talked about that since their Same old and Crew Manager resigned, “they’re being marginalised”.

She talked about “the outgoing president never in actual fact exhibits up in camp and competitions to raise their morale and after they’ve significant disorders that assemble him fresh, he handiest offers imprecise answers cherish our considerations will not be crucial to him”.

“Musa Kida was not in Cameroon but in a roundabout device he confirmed up in Abuja for photos and political gains”

D’Tigress additionally unfolded on the many avoidable distractions that ended in their downhearted time out on the Tokyo Olympics.

The Ladies non-public maintained that except their grievances are fully attended to, they’ll be boycotting the World Cup Qualifiers.

READ ALSO: FIBA AfroBasket: Nigeria’s D’Tigress bring together label to Females’s Basketball World Cup

The FIBA World Cup qualifying tournaments will characteristic four nationwide groups every, with the discontinuance three from every qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2022 to total the 12-personnel subject for the main occasion.

D’Tigress will compete towards Australia- host, USA (Olympics winner), Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Canada.

The occasion will additionally non-public Serbia, France, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Russia in attendance alongside the discontinuance four groups from the FIBA Females’s Asia Cup.

All eyes will seemingly be on Australia between September 22 and October 1, 2022, when the World Cup will capture centre stage.

Enhance PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility

Unbiased correct journalism bills slightly a complete lot of cash. Yet handiest correct journalism can assemble definite the chance of a correct society, an responsible democracy, and a transparent authorities.

For persevered free entry to basically the most straight forward investigative journalism in the country we query you to take note making a modest enhance to this estimable endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to preserve a journalism of relevance and making sure it stays free and on hand to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie 2347088095401…

PT Mag Campaign AD