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Aminu and Lawal named in Nigeria's 17-man preliminary squad for June-July action

LAGOS (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers) – Alade Aminu and Olaseni Lawal are set to return to the Nigeria national team for the upcoming second-leg of Group B of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers.

The duo - who last represented Nigeria at 2016 Rio Olympics - have been named in a 17-man preliminary squad announced by the country's Basketball Federation on Sunday.  

Nigeria 17-player preliminary squad for second-leg of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers
Jesse Adekoya Alade Aminu Apochi Agada Abdul Aziz Attah
Ike Diogu Mike Efevberha Obinna Emenago Moses Kinglsey
Olaseni Lawal Bryant Mbamalu Idowu Mehinti Jordan Nwora
Jai Braxton Ogbueze Augustine Okosun Keith Omoerah Ben Uzoh
Talib Zanna      

From June 29 - July 1, Nigeria will host Uganda, Rwanda, and Mali in an attempt to secure one of Group  B's three spots available for the 12-team Second Round of the African Qualifiers.

Alex Nwora's men currently lead their group thanks to three wins in as many games achieved in February in Mali.