Liz Cambage, a former WNBA star of the Australian National Team disclosed in an interview that she was processing her game allegiance to Nigeria.
Cambage, a 6-foot-9 center, made the WNBA All-Star game in 2018, 2019 and 2021 and led the league in scoring in the first of those seasons.
In 2021, Liz was banned from playing after directing racial slurs to Nigerian players, during a pre-Olympic tussle.
In May of 2022, a report from Australian newspaper The Sunday Telegraph indicated that Cambage referred to players on the Nigerian team as “monkeys” and told them to “go back to your third-world country” during a scrimmage between Australia and Nigeria in Las Vegas.
Cambage denied the reports during an interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report. She said:
“I don’t really lean towards racially backed insults. That’s not how I go. I’m very pro-Black. I did not say these [things] to these girls. The truth looks a lot worse for other organizations involved, than using me as a scapegoat.”
In addition, Cambage said that Nigeria has asked her to play for them. As there have been ongoing talks about her game.
“We’re filing for me to leave the Australian national team so I can represent Nigeria,” Cambage said. “I’ve been in cahoots. I’ve been talking with them since all of this happened. This is what I mean. People don’t know the truth.”