As one of the senior members of the current D’Tigers squad, Spain-based Stanley Okoye has set his target at a possible podium finish at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
The member of the 2015 team that won Nigeria’s first ever Afrobasket title in Tunisia said with the current talents in the team, being one of the best teams in the world is achievable.
He revealed that the current group of players in the team are determined to take Nigerian basketball to where it truly deserves.
“For us, we have always talked about it. We want a medal. We have to look forward to the Olympics. We want to stay on the podium.”
Reminiscing on the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, the Herbalife Gran Canaria of Spain small forward, who missed out of the 2019 Afrobasket co-hosted by Tunisia and Senegal, believed the team would have done incredibly well if they had advanced from their group. (Text and photo courtesy Guardian)