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Adenike Olawuyi: Osun-Groomed Basketballer Keeps Dunking To Dizzying Heights With D’Tigress Invitation.

Osun born Female Basketball Player Adenike Olawuyi has made D’Trigress final cut to the 2023 FIBA Afrobasket tournament holding in Kigali, Rwanda later this week.

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Tuesday officially released the names of 13 players who will be making the trip to Kigali for the 2023 Women’s Afrobasket tournament.

Olawuyi, who plays for Ratgeber Basketball Academy in Hungary, started off her basketball dreams as a kid in the city of Osogbo.

It’s indeed a dream come true for the 19-year old, who was discovered, trained and nutured by Osun State Basketball Head Coach, Taiwo Ajibola Eleniyan, who played a significant role in her development and has now grown to become one of the most sought after teenage sensations in the world of Basketball.

The young budding talent is in the league of her own and taking huge strides in the brownball game. With immense passion, interest and love for the game of Basketball, Adenike has worked extremely hard to reach where she is today and with a clear objective of creating a niche for herself in the Basketball arena.

“It’s been God all through. One of my dreams has finally come to past. Now it’s time to make my fatherland proud.” She said on her social media handle.

Basketball is one of the most popular sports around the globe, any young player, who plays basket today dreams of playing for the national team and for young Adenike, she is indeed living her dream.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress are the competition’s defending champions after winning the title back to back in 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, and in 2021 in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Nigeria will kickstart the defence of their title against DR Congo in the opening game of the championship on Friday.

The team arrived Kigali, on Wednesday and are settled ahead of their opener against DR Congo on Friday.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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