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Ndidi Madu retires from professional basketball; to focus on coaching and youth development

After six years of playing professional basketball, Ndidi Madu has announced that she will be retiring.

The University of Florida alum and member of the Nigeria D’Tigress elite squad that won the FIBA African Women’s Championship in 2017 made the announcement on Monday June 25th via her Instagram page:

“After six amazing years of being a professional basketball player, I am hanging up my shoes. This, by far, has been one of the hardest decisions I have made, but I thank God for his strength and the support of those who I have spoken to about my decision to move forward and help youth reach their academic and athletic goals through coaching and my TEAM MADU FOUNDATION. A big thank you to my family, friends, and fans.”

Madu playing for Inetrclube in Angola.

The stalwart rebounder also announced her retirement from national competitions, noting that she will not be joining the Nigeria Women’s Basketball Team at the World Cup in Spain later in 2018 after four years of flying the country’s colours in international events.

“I will not be joining the Nigerian National Team this year in the World Cup in Spain. I want to say a very big thank you to the NBBF for giving me the opportunity to represent Nigeria for the past four years. THANK YOU!….The best is yet to come!!”

After six amazing years of being a professional basketball player, I am hanging up my shoes. This by far has been one of the hardest decisions I have made, but I thank GOD for His strength and the support of those who I have spoken to about my decision to move forward and help youth reach their academic and athletic goals through coaching and my TEAM MADU FOUNDATION. A big thank you to my family, friends and fans. Thank you @jorgeprodep for all that you have done for me and my career and to my trainers @skill_wing & @trainingcorner Thank you for the countless hours you spent helping me become not just a better basketball player, but a better woman. I will not be joining the Nigerian National Team this year in the World Cup in Spain. I want to say a very big thank you to the NBBF for giving me the opportunity to represent Nigeria for the past four years. THANK YOU! … The best is yet to come !! • • • #TeamMaduFoundation #Faith #HardWork #TeamNigeria #ProDep #SkillWingFamily #TrainingCorner #Grateful #Blessed #Focused #AllGloryBelongToGOD #DreamsComeTrueEveryday

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