Ikenna Iroegbu, point guard of the D’Tigers contributed an average of 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists during the African Qualifiers as Nigeria secured a World Cup ticket for the first time since 2006.
Qualification for the FIBA world cup is a dream come true for Ikenna Iroegbu, who knows he has his work cut out for him “It’s a great feeling playing for Nigeria and now that we’ve qualified for the World Cup, I am working hard, perfecting my skills and certain moves as well as pushing my body to the limit to make sure I can get better. I want to stay healthy and be ready for the competition.”
Lietkabelis Panevezys player Ikenna Iroegbu has said his goal is to get a medal with Nigeria. “Whenever I wear the Nigerian jersey, I just want to perform. I think about my siblings, my family and those millions of Nigerians and fans watching us, praying for us and encouraging us to victory. I feel responsible and I realize it’s a duty to be exceptional and this is what I want to do all along.”
We have some terrific players and we have a coach who’s determined to send across a strong signal in China. If the team continues working hard, this is something that’s very possible,” he stated.
Iroegbu owes his progress in basketball and his world cup dreams to family support. “My family and friends supported me and I remember how they stood by me during the hard times. That’s why playing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will mean a lot for me and them.
I just want to go to China, be exciting and make everyone happy and hopefully win a medal.”
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