Alex Nwora, head coach of the Nigerian men’s national basketball team, believes the team needs to do more if they are to achieve set targets.

D’Tigers are preparing for the final qualifying phase for FIBA 2019 World Cup.

With the team’s recent defeat in the hands of the United States at the PEAK international invitational tournament in China, Nwora banks on hard work and chemistry to improve their chances.

“I am very happy with where we are as a team, I think we can do better.

“We still have a long way to go to be able to have that type of team to compete with anybody in the world.”

Nigeria plays Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Central Africa Republic for place in China 2019.

The coach explores the opportunities of his lads in the September 14 – 16, qualifiers.

“We have a very good chance, but nothing is cast on stone yet.

“The more you work, the more confident you become. If we keep doing what we are doing and keep pushing forward, the odds favour us.

“We will do what we are supposed to do without cutting corners”

On the strength of the team, he expressed worries over players availability.

“We still have to get stronger as a team, unit rotation and also availability of players which is the biggest problem which I hope we will find a way to fix,” Nwora said.

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