“We are in high spirit and ready to bring more honour to Nigeria.”
Abdul said the experience they garnered in Togo during the FIBA Africa 3 Championship where they defeated Congo in the finals to win the title has prepared them for the challenges ahead in Manila, Philippines.
Jituboh thanked the Nigeria Basketball Federation under the leadership of Engineer Musa Kida for total support given to the team.
He said: “Kida was the first person who saw the 3×3 vision and decided to invest in it through his AMK foundation when he was not even the President.
“I am not surprised that as the president of NBBF, he has continued to support the latest basketball format which has continued to grow.”
The team is in group D alongside Ukraine, Croatia, Jordan and Latvia.
They are expected to play two matches against Ukraine and Croatia, while on Sunday, it will be an encounter against Jordan and Latvia to determine their quarter final fate.