Two Nigerians, Colonel Sam Ahmedu (Rtd) and Mr. Opeyemi Ogunleye have been appointed as Technical Officials for the 2021 Women Afrobasket Championship, the 27th edition of the event, taking place in Yaounde, Cameroon, from 17th – 26th September, 2021.
Col Ahmedu who is President of FIBA Africa Zone 3 and FIBA Badged Technical Commissioner and Delegate will serve as Technical Delegate, while Mr Ogunleye, FIBA Badged referee will serve as Referee at the Championship.
Ahmedu, an experienced hand in World Basketball began FIBA Match Commissioner duties in 1998 and acquired his FIBA Technical Delegate licence in 2015 after an intensive course in Cairo, Egypt. Mr Ogunleye is a veteran of many international FIBA competitions as well.
Nigeria’s D’Tigres are 4 time winners of the Women Afrobasket having won the competition in 2003 (Maputo, Mozambique), 2005 (Abuja, Nigeria), 2017 (Bamako, Mali) and 2019 (Dakar, Senegal).