D’ Tigers’ wins against US, Argentina big boost for Olympics, says Okafor

As the 2020 Olympic Games draw nearer, D’ Tigers centre, Jahlil Okafor says the wins against and Argentina were a morale booster for the team.

Afolabi Oni, the media coordinator for the Basketball Federations (NBBF), said this in a statement on Tuesday, quoting Okafor of the Detroit Pistons of the US as he debuted on the international stage with a bang, after missing the game against .

Okafor scored 15 points and had seven rebounds in his debut game for on a night that the D’ Tigers defeated Argentina, the number four ranked team with 94 – 71 points.

“It gives all of us the confidence to go out there and perform at a high level just like we did against and Argentina”, Okafor said.

Okafor said that it had been fun working with a set of talented , are keen to daily build something that at home and abroad would be proud of.

On how he was able to make an impact for the team during the friendly game against Argentina, Okafor said, “My team gives me all the confidence. They tell me to go out there and be aggressive, be myself and have fun.

“After the big win against USA and against Argentina, the message was to take care of business and avoid any let downs” Okafor said.

Based on the high team spirit, he said, the main objective of the players and coaching staff was to win at the .

is grouped alongside Germany, Australia and Italy at the holding between July 25 to Aug.7, 2021 ()

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