Nigeria male basketball team off to China for Stankovich Cup

The team travelled to China on Tuesday.

The senior men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers, have departed Nigeria for China, to begin their preparation for the African Championship (Afrobasket). As part of the preparation, the team will participate in the Stankovich Cup tournament from June 27 to July 10.

The Nigeria-based players and coaching staff left Lagos on Tuesday afternoon on Qatar airlines via Doha while their U.S.-based colleagues departed the Los Angeles international airport on an Air China flight via Beijing same day

The team’s matches at the tournament are against Germany, Argentina, Puerto Rico, China, and Australia in the round-robin contest, the first leg of which ends in Lanzhou on July 1.

The second leg will commence in the southern commercial city of Guangzhou from July 3-10. The team will then proceed on recess to reconvene for the next phase of preparation in the USA set for the third week of July.

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