D’Tigers captain Ike Diogu says the men’s national basketball team have a lot of work to do to win the 2021 AfroBasket, which holds in Rwanda from August 24 to September 5.
A statement from the Nigeria Basketball Federation quoted the two-time Olympian as saying some new players would be invited to make the squad stronger.
The 37-year-old said, “The goal is for everybody to go back to their various clubs, stay in shape and meet back in the summer for the 2020 Olympics.
“We have a lot of things to fix because there will be some guys that will be added and removed from the roster, so I am looking forward to having a complete team.”
D’Tigers, winners of the 2015 AfroBasket, lost 77–65 to Tunisia in the 2017 final, where Diogu was both top scorer and Most Valuable Player.
But the power forward wants his hand on the trophy again.
“We want to win just like everybody else, the same thing for us too. We want to try and establish being the best team in Africa just like the rest of the other teams,” Diogu added.