Aminu hails D’Tigers vic­tory over Ar­gentina

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar @mansur_112

D’Tigers for­ward Ab­dul­wa­hab Alade Aminu has hailed Nige­ria’s 96-92 vic­tory over South Amer­i­can cham­pi­ons Ar­gentina in Mon­day’s ex­hi­bi­tion game in the USA ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Aminu in a chat with Daily Trust yesterday, said the re­sult un­der­lined the team’s re­solve to take the world by storm in the up­com­ing Games in South Amer­ica.

“It’s an amaz­ing re­sult and one which shows where we are go­ing as a team and by the Grace of God we’ll ful­fill our po­ten­tial as a team in Rio.” The Is­rael based player said.

The game which was played at the Thomas and Mack cen­tre in Las Ve­gas saw the Wil­liam Voigts’ team get their pound of flesh from the Ar­gies who had beaten Nige­ria 71-49 at the Stankovic Cup month.

No­cioni fin­ished as top scorer in the game with 18 points just as Ike Diogu, fol­lowed by Laprovit­tola who had 17 points and Scola 15.

For­mer UNLV guard, Michael Umeh, had a suc­cess­ful home­com­ing, ear­lier this play­ing for the D’Tigers as he scored nine points and he hopes to make the fi­nal short­list when Nige­ria face Team USA on Aug. 1 at the Toy­ota Cen­ter.

The Nige­ri­ans, who are the FIBA Africa Zone cham­pi­ons, still have to prune down their cur­rent squad from 16 to 12.

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