Nigeria’s male basketball national team, D’Tigers’ captain Ike Diogu says the squad is focused on a good outing at the World and will make the country proud ahead of the forthcoming FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.

D’Tigers had already booked their place in the global showpiece which mean the game against Senegal is a dead rubber tie, but Diogu said he and his teammates will play the game like a cup final.

“We are already thinking of what we are going to do at the World Championship, and we want to work hard to achieve a lot.

“We have already qualified from out group, so the main target is the world championship when we want to ruffle some feathers.

“We are all getting ready for when real work will start in our build-up, but we are looking beyond that as well.

Diogu added that the country is blessed with talents that will make the country proud in the year to come.

“The target is to do well in the national team for years to come. We do have the right talents that can make Nigeria proud over the years,” he told the media.

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