Former national team tactician, Alabi Adelanwa is full of confidence of the chances of Nigeria’s D’Tigers to qualify from its group which include basketball power house like Argentina,Russia and South Korea in the forthcoming FIBA /World cup in China.
The veteran coach in a chat with Sports-Day in Abeokuta,the Ogun State capital, said the quality of players in the team could compete favourably with any team in world,saying “Nigeria is rated number one in Africa and eight in the world will do the continent proud at the world cup”
Adelanwa expressed confidence in the technical ability of the Alex Nwora led coaching crew to pilot the Nigeria senior basketball side to impressive outing at the world cup,adding Alex Nwora knows what to do with the players and will not allow the initial financial constraints to affect the psych of the team”
He added that with the level of preparation of the former Africa champions packaged by the Engr. Ahmed Musa Kida led Nigeria Basketball Federation(NBBF),the team would put up good showings at the world cup which dunks-off on August 31.
D’Tigers arrived China on Wednesday night before proceeding to Yangzhou for the Peak Invitational International tournament between August 22 and 27 ,ahead of the team first game against Russia.