The FIBA Central Board late Thursday night confirmed Belgrade (Serbia), Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA) as host cities for the four FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments during their executive meeting.
The city of Belgrade, the meeting revealed will host two qualifying tournaments, while Osaka and Washington, D.C. will each stage one event. The qualifying tournaments will take place from February 10 to 13.
The teams comprised of two representatives from Africa – Mali and Nigeria; four sides from the Americas – Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States; four teams from Asia/Oceania – Australia, China, Japan, Korea; and six European sides – Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Russia and Serbia.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.