Members of the senior national men’s team, D’Tigers, have said that they are always excited over any opportunity to represent their fatherland and will do everything for the team’s success.
Some of them who spoke with newsmen in Lagos today said that the entire team operates like one big and happy family and are prepared to help develop the sport. D’Tigers is set to play in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers second round which comes up at the National Stadium, Lagos from September 14 to September 16.
They sit on top of group F and will square up with teams from Rwanda, Mali, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal.
Stan Okoye, who plays for Real Zaragoza of Spain, told newsmen that he was excited to be back in the team and was prepared to give his best to the team’s success. Bryant Mbamalu, who plies his trade in Chile, told NAN that it had been a wonderful experience playing in Lagos and he can’t wait for the competition to get started.
Ike Ireogbu, who was a member of the 2017 silver winning Afrobasket in Tunisia, said that it feels so good being back in the team.