The world basketball governing body, FIBA on Thursday withdrawn Nigeria from the 2022 Women’s World Cup taking place in Australia due to third party (Federal Government) interference.
FIBA on its official website said the Nigeria national women’s basketball team, D’tigress will not be taking part in the mundial and has been replaced by Mali.
This is sequel to the decision of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to withdraw the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) from all international basketball competitions and activities for a period of two years.
The governing body stated that it is imperative to throw D’tigress out of the world cup since it has become clear that it has become clear that against the circumstances created by the government’s decision, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is unable to confirm its participation.
It added that Mali, being the next ranked team from Group B of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, is invited to participate in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022
FIBA will announce whether there will be any other decisions related to the NBBF’s participation in other FIBA competitions and any potential disciplinary measures in due course.