D’Tigers storm Abidjan today for FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Qualifiers

By Joe Apu

from Nigeria The senior men’s national team is set to touch down in Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan today ahead of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup qualifiers which kick off on Friday, August 26.

According to the team’s general manager, Musa Adamu, who is already in Abidjan, told SunSports by phone on Sunday that the players and coaches would land today.

“The team arrives on Sunday and we expect to get into action. The team is billed to stay at the Ibis, the official hotel provided by the Ivorian Basketball Federation.

The addition of Tokyo 2020 Olympians Josh Okogie, Ike Nwamu and Miye Oni, and the return of coach Mike Brown boosted the D’Tigers’ chances for the next three games against Angola, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. ‘Ivory.

The last time Nigeria visited Abidjan, they had their worst ever result in African basketball over the past two decades after a humiliating 76-46 loss to Ivory Coast in the final window of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers.

There is no doubt that Nigeria’s pride was hurt in the first window of the Africa Qualifiers, where they lost twice to Cape Verde.

With the current roster and coaching staff, now is a superb chance for Nigeria to prove they are a legitimate World Cup contender.

Nigeria are currently fourth placed fourth on the Group E table withh 6 points behind Côte d’Ivoire 8 points, Cape Verde 7 points and Angola 6 points.

Local players led by coach Ogoh Odaudu will also leave Lagos.

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