FIBA World Cup: Nwora drops prediction for Nigeria game vs Russia

FIBA World Cup: Nwora drops prediction for Nigeria game vs Russia

D’Tigers Head coach, Alex Nwora has admitted that Nigeria’s first group game against Russia (ranked 10th) will be a very difficult, but al so believes ‘victory is not impossible.’

Nwora, who on Tuesday released the final 12 man roster for the World Cup said with the talent at his disposal, after weeks of preparation, the team can only reach for the skies.

 


“It’s going to be a tough challenge for us, but we have the ability and the talent to match up their skill set. It’s going to be a good one. What we are trying to do is to make sure that we prepare and get ready for the competition.”

 

Meanwhile, Team captain, Ike Diogu figures Russia will be a good test for D’Tigers and will afford them the opportunity of assessing where they really belong.

 

“I have been telling everybody, one through fifteen, we can match up with anybody in the world. We just have to execute, play hard and I think the odds will be in our favour”.

 

Nigeria is grouped alongside Russia, Argentina and Korea.

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