Nigeria Senior Men’s Basketball team Head Coach Alex Nwora says he’s ready to sue the Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) if they accuse the D’Tigers of deliberately losing to Ivory Coast to aid their World Cup qualification.
The Cameroonians Basketball Governing Body accused Nigeria of match-fixing after the team lost to Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal in the World Cup qualifiers, a result that has no implications on D’Tigers as they are already through to the World Cup, but it did prove vital for the Ivorians as they reach the World Cup at the expense of the Cameroonians.
According to a statement issued by the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Nwora hit out at the FECABASKET for the allegations and said his players are professionals who shouldn’t be held responsible for Cameroon’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.
“If such is coming from Cameroon that is hypocrisy. Instead of employing average coaches, they should have gone for the best. They have a very good coach who I know very well, he is one of the best coaches and I learn most of the stuff from him.”
“I wanted to go undefeated, make history for my country. Do you how much Nigeria has for Cameroon to insinuate that we came here to sell a game? How much are they going to pay us? Who will pay us to sell a game?”
“These are professional players who make money. If they want to do something right, they should not blame their stupidity on these kids and Nigeria because these guys are professional.”
“If anybody is trying to question my integrity, my country and the people that I represent, that is an insult and this is the last time I want to hear that. If my name comes in, I will sue Cameroon or whoever does that.”
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