Col. Sam Ahmedu, a member of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Board (NBBF) says that Nigeria could make the second round and beyond in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national team, D’Tigress is scheduled to play in Group B with teams from Australia, Argentina and Turkey when the competition dunks off on Sept. 22.
Ahmedu, speaking with newsmen in Lagos, noted that the team was capable of progressing into the knockout stages and also go all the way to win going by the quality of the players.
Similarly, Franca Ukwoji, an ex-international backed the team to do well in Spain going by the quality of players In the team. In the same vein, Sarah Imovbioh, who plays in the forward position, said that the team was unfazed with the challenges coming from other teams in the group.
Nigeria is ranked 34 in the world and will work their socks off to overcome Australia, Argentina ranked number four and 15 respectively.
In 2014, the U.S. won the World Cup, while Nigeria placed 13th.