Nigerian national basketball team star, Chimezie Metu, has stated that wining at the Olympic Games in Tokyo is the team’s main priority. The San Anthonio Spurs forward was part of a new set of players introduced to Nigeria’s basketball squad at the FIBA World Cup in China and was impressive, averaging 9.0 points and registering a total of 5.6 rebounds in five games.
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His most impressive display at the FIBA World Cup was against hosts, China. D’Tigers qualified for the Olympics after finishing the World Cup as the best-placed African team and Metu believes they can go ahead to conquer the world in Japan.
We know that a lot of teams can fight for the title and a medal spot, but we also can be ambitious. We aren’t going to Tokyo to just gain experience; we are going there to win games and show the world that Nigeria is a very competitive team… Our future is bright and every one of us wants the Tokyo run to be one of the best, or the best, in Nigeria’s men’s national team history.Chimeze Metu
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Metu further reaffirmed his commitment to Nigeria, and vowed to work hard to be part of the Nigerian roster to the Olympics.
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