D’Tigers Ready For World Cup Qualifiers
With less than 24 hours to the start of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Friday in Lagos, the camp of the D’Tigers is buzzing with positive energy.
The team billed to face Cote d’Ivoire in the first game of their 2nd round qualifier in Lagos is determined to get the job done and keep to their unbeaten run.
D’Tigers Point Guard, Ben Uzoh who has been a constant decimal in the team since 2015 says it feels good to be back in Lagos again amongst the coaches, players and the fans in their quest to continue building support at home.
He described the team as a united unit focused on victory.
“We are brothers. Behind the scene we are always in group chats. We keep in touch, we joke we bounce a lot of ideas off each other behind the scene.”
Although he is not giving anything to chance regarding their opposition, Uzoh said D’Tigers will continue to work hard in ensuring they maintain their unbeaten run.
“Obviously, those teams have been working hard and preparing to put their best foot forward just as much as we are, but I am just excited to be amongst such great talents again. It’s going to be fun because we look forward to the competition.”
In the same vein, one of the breakout stars for the team at the 2017 FIBA Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, Ikenna Iroegbu said it’s another unique opportunity called upon to represent the country again.
“I feel blessed to be here. Whenever you can play for your home country, it’s a great opportunity and I am just fortunate that they called me to play again.”
He ruled out pressure ahead of their final game against their perennial rivals, Senegal on Sunday as he said the games must be taken one match at a time.
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