Basketball star Oderah Chidom dumps D’Tigress over lack of professionalism

D'Tigress star Oderah Chidom

Nigerian-American basketball player and AfroBasket champion Oderah Chidom has resigned from the Nigeria Women’s basketball team also known as D’Tigress.

The 28-year-old said in a tweet on Monday that she was quitting the national team because of “lack of professionalism”.

She wrote, “It saddens me to announce that I will no longer play for the Nigerian National Team.”

In a video attached to her tweet, Chidom said, “Of course, I will love to continue to play for something that is bigger than myself and represent the country that means so much to me and my family.

“But the current (Nigeria Basketball) Federation, I just cannot continue to agree with the way they do business.”


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Last week, NBBF announced open tryouts for the women’s team in Chicago, Lagos, and Abuja from July 8 to 11.

According to the federation, the tryouts were aimed at selecting a team for the forthcoming 2023 Women’s AfroBasket, billed to commence on July 28.

Last year, D’Tigress were kicked out of the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Australia after the government withdrew all teams from international competitions following leadership tussle in the NBBF.