By Sab Osuji In Brazzaville:
Nigerian basketball men’s team D’Tigers captain to the ongoing 2015 All Africa Games in Congo, Olumide Oyedeji, believes that playing Egypt in the semi-final on Wednesday will not be easy but is confident the players will give their best to win the game and move to the final.
The former NBA star who captained D’Tigers to win the Afrobasket championship for the very first time in the history of Nigerian basketball recently, told completesportsnigeria.com here in Brazzaville that the players are committed to ensuring they outdunk Egypt in the game.
“We are expecting a tough game against Egypt and I must tell you that the players are committed to ensuring we win the match and move on to the final where we will be talking about winning the trophy,” Oyedeji told completesportsnigeria.com.
“I know that all eyes are on us because of our Afrobasket feat in Tunisia but we will all go out and prove once again that Nigeria is blessed with talents that can shake the world when it comes to basketball.”
D’Tigers defeated Congo 102-23 in their last game to qualify for the semi-final while Egypt beat Gabon 115-66 points to book a date with the reigning African champions.
Meanwhile, the women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, will face the Angola on Wednesday in the semi-final of the women’s basketball event.
Angola defeated Cameroun 58-51 in the quarter-final to qualify for the semi-final while the Nigerian girls defeated Gabon 73-65 to make it to the last four.
All semi-final games in the men’s and women’s basketball event will be decided on Wednesday.