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Nigerian basketball needs restructuring to grow — D’Tigress guard (Punch)

Nigerian basketball needs restructuring to grow — D’Tigress guard (Punch)

Nigeria guard, Atosu Upe, has been playing professional basketball since 2009. The 24-year-old First Bank player tells Idris Adesina about her dreams and the state of the sport in the country

you recently won your first continental title with D’Tigress. How does that make you feel?

One of my goals as a basketballer is to be a continental champion and being able to do that delights me. I am very happy that we conquered the continent,  although it didn’t come easily. It is special to me because it is the first African title I  have won  with the national team. We were close in 2015, when we finished third. So winning the title is  special and winning it without losing a match made it better and more special. I am just glad I am a member of that team. Read more

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