NBBF targets qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics 3×3 events

African champions…Nigeria celebrating her FIBA Afrobasket Championship victory after beating Senegal by 65 to 48 points at the final played in Bamako, Mali. The victory also handed D’Tigresses passage to the World Championship as African champions. PHOTO: FIBA.BASKETBALL.COM.

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida is excited at the prospect of Nigeria participating in the FIBA 3×3 event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Speaking on the backdrop of the gold and silver medal winning feat of the senior national men and women teams, which participated in the inaugural FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup, Kida said the country has potentials as displayed by the teams, which will be a force to beat at the 2020 Olympics if the right the things are put in place.

The teams arrived from Lome, Togo on Monday.

“Participation at the 2020 Olympics will be based on points garnered from now till 2020. Going forward, we will ensure that we participate in every 3×3 competitions at the international scene to have enough points before the games,” Kida said.



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