By Sab Osuji In Brazzaville:
Team Nigeria Basketball squad, D’Tigers, as well as African queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare, are highly sought after here in Congo Brazzaville.
D’Tigers are current Afrobasketball championship following last week’s triumph in Tunisia.
Every corner you turn here in Congo Brazzaville and you are identified as a Nigerian, the locals first question will be centered on D’Tigers and Blessing Okagbare despite her not too impressive outing at the concluded IAAF Championship in China.
“Nigeria, great country; how is Blassen (Blessing) Okbare (Okagbare)? Will she be coming for the (All Africa) games?” asked one local who gave his name as Hamid.
However, Kasham, a local recharge cards dealer demanded to know if D’Tigers will be in Congo Brazzaville for the All Africa Games.
When he got a positive answer, Kasham said he would try to watch them play no matter the venue.
“I’ll watch, yes I will see your Tigers, they are big,” he said in patchy English.