The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Musa Kida has spoken confidently of the possibility of Nigeria participating in the FIBA certified 3X3 event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.
Kida made his view known following the gold and silver medal winning feat of the senior national men and women’s teams at the inaugural FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup.
He said on Monday following the arrival of the teams from Lome, Togo where the men won gold, Kida said the country had the potential to qualify and do well beat at the 2020 Olympics.
He said, “Participation at the 2020 Olympics will be based on points garnered from now till 2020. Going forward, we will ensure that we participate in every 3X3 competitions at the international scene to have enough points before the games.”
The NBBF President described the players as gallant and patriotic Nigerians who have shown the world that Nigerian athletes can indeed rule the world if adequate support is given to the teams.
“These players have once again brought smiles to our faces and we are grateful to them. They have shown that Nigeria as a country can be the best in basketball if the right things are done to train and motivate them.”