Coach of Nigeria’s men basketball national team, Alex Nwora has stated that he is proud of their overall performance regardless of his side been beaten by Senegal 63-84 on Sunday.
Nwora stated that even though the plan was to go through the series unbeaten, he is still glad that the team still remain number one in the group.
“I know for sure that it’s not what we expected. We came here to remain undefeated but as God will have it, we did not achieve that goal but we still finished top because of the previous window. We just had problems scoring and we also did not defend well, but I am proud of the guys.” he concluded.
Nigeria joins 31 other nations to jostle for the trophy at the FIBA basketball world cup in China and would proudly participate as the winner of the FIBA World Cup African qualifiers zone with a superior points difference of +268 as against Tunisia had +264 in Group E.