through Joe Apu
Head teach of the Nigeria men’s basketball group, tutor Alex Nwora and workforce captain, Ike Diogu have spoken of the staff’s intention to have a excellent and profitable championship in Tunisia on the AfroBasket 2017.
according to Nwora who sooner than had coached Cape Verde instructed daily Sunsport at the nationwide Stadium, Surulere, Lagos the place the crew is coaching that he sees the crop of players at present in camp as very hungry and wanting to show off themselves.
“As defending champions, every staff will come to the birthday celebration ready to face Nigeria and regardless of the difficulties we’re experiencing with the supply of most of the gamers that won the trophy, we will go out there as Nigerians and struggle it out. The players which are in camp now are prepared and rearing to go and have proven nice stage of dedication in practices that makes me satisfied. personally, I want to do my easiest to lend a hand my us of a Nigeria the easiest way i can.”
For Diogu who led Nigeria to her first title within the historical past of AfroBasket, he says he’s having a look forward to a a success title defence. “because it stands, we don’t have the bulk of gamers that were within the staff in 2015. What we had going for us then was a team chemistry that was once built from 2011 however manifested in 2015.
“that’s not to say that the present avid gamers aren’t prepared to present a good account of ourselves. in my view, i’m looking ahead to a repeat performance in Tunisia which is now a well-recognized terrain for us.”
the lads’s national staff also have the services of Coaches Adewunmi Aderemi and Abdulrahman Mohammed as assistant coaches and 22 players at the moment slugging it for a spot within the final 12-man squad.
Nigeria is drawn in staff A in opposition to DR Congo, Mali and Cote d’ Ivoire with centre in Tunisia.