After weeks of training, which started in Atlanta, United States of America and ended in Turkey, African Champions, D’Tigress, will start their 2018 FIBA Women’s World Basketball Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday by 12:30am…
Alex Nwora, the head coach of the senior national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Sunday said his team was focused on beating all contenders at the ongoing 2019 FIBA Africa World Cup Qualifiers in Lagos.
The lads on Friday opened their World Cup campaign with a 84-73 victory over Cote d'Ivoire
D’Tigers parading some of the best players in the competition defeated Cote D’Ivoire, 84-73, to claim first game in the second round of the qualification series.
Members of the senior national men’s team, D’Tigers, on Wednesday said that they were always excited over any opportunity to represent their fatherland and would do everything for the team’s success.
D’Tigers guard, Ikechukwu Nwamu, has set his sight on learning as much as possible from the experienced members of the squad as they prepare for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers starting on Friday.
The 12-man team expected to report to camp on September 6 will be headlined by Portland Trail Blazers’ Al-Farouq Aminu, who last featured for Nigeria in 2015 when the team played in the FIBA Afrobasket.
He said that Stan Okoye, Olaseni Lawal, Al-Farouk, Alade Aminu and Chamberlain Oguchi, who had yet to contribute their qualities to the current squad had been seriously engaged in club duties.
Nwora made this known after the team narrowly lost to world number 1, United States of America, at the weekend in the finals of the PEAK international invitational tournament in China.
The decision to award the hosting the rights of the fourth window of the qualifiers was contained in a letter sent to the Nigeria Basketball Federation secretariat by FIBA Africa Secretary General, Alphonse Bile, on Friday
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that D’Tigers defeated the national teams from Rwanda, Uganda and Mali in the just-concluded FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifiers which held in Lagos from June 29 to July 1.
Having thrashed Uganda and Rwanda in their previous games, the Nigerian side consolidated her lead in the series by winning the first and second quarters by 22-15 and 25-10 points
In the first quarter, the Alex Nwora-led side led by 30-21 points, just as the African champions extended the lead by 21-14 before the break
The 12-man list announced at the team’s last training session on Thursday will be headlined by Sinchuan Blue Whales player and captain, Ike Diogu.
Nwora told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the team had the depth and quality to win all matches and called for home support for the team.
Nigeria’s D’Tigers who were victorious in the first round played in Mali in 2017, look set to do justice to this year’s round which will hold from June 29 to July 1.