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Nigeria basketball players suspended

14 July 2015, 13:41

Lagos - Three members of the Nigerian under-16 national team have been suspended from the 2015 FIBA Africa U-16 Women's Championships in Madagascar.

The FIBA Internal Regulation found three players guilty of being over-age and the body will take the Nigeria Basketball Federation to task over the issue.

Also read: Nigeria, Ghana kids set for GOA basketball camps

"H1.1 Admissions and Respect of the general statutes and internal regulation and H1.2 Responsibility of the national federation concerning the eligibility of players," states the provisions.

"In accordance with the regulation of dispositions in Article E. points F. et G. of FIBA internal regulation the Technical Committee decides: Art. 1: The players hereunder are suspended from the above mentioned competition from the 10/07/2015."

Okoli Maureen Chidimma, Daniel Menan Denis and Okoye Ifunanya Rosemary are the three players suspended. There are just nine players left in the squad.

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