D’Tigers head coach, Alex Nwora is hoping the best players will be available for selection during the fourth FIBA window in September.
Nwora highlighted availability of players as one of the biggest challenges ahead of the games against Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Central Africa Republic.
“We still have to get stronger as a team, unit rotation and also availability of players which is the biggest problem which I hope we will find a way to fix,” Nwora said.
With players sealing new contracts and some taking part in the NBA summer league amidst other unforeseen circumstances, Nwora said some new faces are expected to be called up into the team.
He made this known after the team narrowly lost to world number 1, United States of America at the weekend in the final of the PEAK International Invitational tournament in China.
Nwora continued,“I am very happy with where we are as a team, I think we can do better. We still have a long way to go to be able to have that type of team to compete with anybody in the world.”
Looking ahead of the 2nd round of qualifications between September 14 and 16 in Lagos, he said more work needs to be done.
“We have a very good chance, but nothing is cast in stone yet. The more you work, the more confident you become. If we keep doing what we are doing and keep pushing forward, the odds favour us. We will do what we are supposed to do without cutting corners.”