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D’Tigers target Congo next

23 August 2013, 14:56

Lagos - Nigeria are hoping to continue their good form at the ongoing 27th Afrobasket Championship in the Ivory Coast.

D’Tigers, as the national basketball team is popularly known, take on Congo on the back of an impressive showing in their first match.

Nigeria won their opening match 74-59 against rivals Mali.

Ahead of the second match scheduled later for Friday, head coach Ayo Bakare and his players were in a cautiously confident mood.

He noted that the match will be a tough duel considering the Congolese lost their first match to Cameroon 74-43 in a result that places the Cameroonians on top of Group D.

"I feel satisfied like any other coach who has won a match and I feel particularly relieved that we squeezed out a win against Mali because in this competition, any team can beat any team. I am now focused and prepared against Congo,” Bakare said.

The co-captain of the Nigerian side, Ike Diogu, echoed his coach’s sentiments.

“We do not want to know any team, all we have to do is focus on our games and take them as they come,” the skipper said.

Diogu said the team was affected by the long travels during camping and preparations for the tournament, but added they would overcome the jet lag as the tournament progressed.

Nigeria are second behind Cameroon while Congo are bottom of the table.

- CAJ News

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