D’Tigers basketball team cry out over lack of fund ahead of FIBA World Cup

D'Tigers basketball players cry out over lack of fund ahead of FIBA World Cup


Nigeria’s men basketball team, D’Tigers have cried out over lack of funds ahead of the FIBA world cup which holds in two weeks.

D’Tigers basketball players and team mate call out Sports Commission of Nigeria over the lack of funds needed for players, coaches, and staff to prepare for the upcoming FIBA World Cup 2019.

They took to their social media pages to cry out, see posts below,

STAN OKOYE : I hate to do this, but as me and my teammates have been preparing for the upcoming World Cup we have faced a lot of adversity. As players, coaches, and staff we try to focus on the basketball side of things and avoid the politics….I say all of that to say that the Sports Commission of Nigeria hasn’t released the funds held for us to lodge, travel, etc. Of course we will manage, show up to China, and fight for this country, but something has to change! Just to clarify.. the NBBF is NOT the problem.

Ekpe Udoh wrote;

Dear Sports World

With two weeks before the FIBAWC, The Nigerian Sports Commission refuses to release the money allocated to us for training, travel, and food! We have a special team and possibly the best yet. I hope this gets resolved soon…

Not Surprised Tho
Ekpe

Most of the other players shared a note that reads;

It has been an honor and privilege to play and represent Nigeria in preparation for the FIBA World Cup. However, the sports commission of Nigeria refuses to release the money allocated to us for training, food, travel and and equipment in order to properly prepare for the World Cup. It’s made things very difficult as the president of the federation, coaching staff and even players have had to pay for everything personally. Hopefully this issue can be resolved among the higher authorities as my teammates and I look forward to continuing our preparation and goal of reaching the podium at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

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