The Prince of Wales is expected to watch the Nigeria men basketball team, D’Tigers take on Australia at the Cairns Convention Centre in the last game of the Basketball Preliminary round on Monday night.

Coach Abdulrahman Mohammed is cautious about the D’Tigers chances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games when they face host- Australia in their third group game of the competition.

Abdulrahman who has been saddled with handling the team in the absence of Coach Alex Nwora said all odds are stacked against them facing an Australian team who are statistically the best so far in the competition.

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He is hoping that the team can stay together as a unit, play its natural game and come out with a decent result against the Aussies.

“Australia is arguably the best team in the tournament and it will be silly of me to put my head out and say we are going to win. I am hoping we don’t get an embarrassing score line.”

It is understood that irrespective of the result, Nigeria will still qualify for the semifinals and play either the winner or second placed team in Group A.

The team is expected to move to Gold Coast from Cairns for its remaining games.

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