Head coach of the Nigeria’s D’Tigers, Mike Brown says his team want to represent Africa the best way they can at the Tokyo Olympics.
The D’tigers defeated world giants United States and Argentina in a preparatory games for the Olympics which is expected start on 23rd July.
The Nigerian side defeated Olympics champions 90-87 in Los Angeles on Sunday and then followed it up with another 97-71 win on Monday night.
Speaking to the press after the game, Mike Brown who also doubled as assistant coach of NBA side, Golden State Warriors, and said their aim is to make Africans proud at the tournament and open more doors for the continent.
“We want to get the country of Nigeria and the diaspora behind us, but just as importantly, we feel like we’re going to be representing all of Africa in this Olympics,”
“There are a couple of other African teams that are going to have an opportunity to qualify, and we’ll see if it happens.
“But right now, we are one of eight teams that are in the Olympics, and there are only four spots left.
“So it’s going to be pretty competitive for the other African countries to try to make it to the Olympics.”
“We look at ourselves as representing all of Africa, and we’ve taken on the quote from Nelson Mandela as our mantra for this coming Olympics,” he added.
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