Lavrio Megabolt of Greece guard, Ikechukwu Nwamu is pleased to be back in the D’Tigers squad after been overlooked for one year reports Completesportsnigeria.com
Nwamu is one of the 12 players called up by coach Alex Nwora for the next round of the FIBA Men’s World cup qualifying series to be hosted in Lagos between the 14th and 16th of September.
Nigeria will face Cote d’Ivoire, Central Afrique and Senegal.
The 25 year old who was part of the 2017 Afrobasket silver medal winning side while speaking on arrival in camp said he is ready to acquire more knowledge as possible.
“It’s very special, because you put on the green white green and get to represent your country and your family,” he told the media on arrival in the team’s camp in Lagos.
It’s really a big deal. Not everybody can get to represent the country. So, for us to be able to do this, it’s a blessing.”
“I want to soak up much knowledge as possible being one of the younger guys in the team. So, I want to get their experiences and be able to add to my game moving forward.”
The guard also ruled out any possibility of being under pressure due to fans’ demands after his 2017 Afrobasket heroics.
“No pressure. It also gives you a sense of comfort because you have played at a high level to represent the country. So, it is just trying to do the same all over again for the next 3 games.”
“We know that they are three very good teams, but we are confident in ourselves, we are going to prepare and then win these games.”