Captain of the senior men’s national team, D’Tigers, Ike Diogu has called on Nigerians to support the team as they take on Australia on Monday.
Nigeria is yet to win a game at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia losing to Canada and New Zealand.
Diogu said irrespective of their losses, the boys are still united and determined to make the country proud.He urged the fans to give them the total support needed.
“We are determined as ever to ensure that we win a medal for Nigeria basketball lovers despite our slow start to the tournament; all we need is their support and understanding.”
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Diogu who scored 29points in the last game said, “As the leader of this team, I will not attempt to make any excuses for our performances so far, but for those who have been following our pre-tournament preparation, they will be aware of the challenges the team faced. Our game against New Zealand was the first time that the team played together in a competitive game while some of the players had just 3 training sessions with the team while 2 players joined less than 72 hours to our first game.”
The final group game between Nigeria and Australia will have Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George) who is currently on a working visit to Australia in attendance.