Olympics Games: Coach Ayo Bakare sure that Nigeria will go to London
Nigeria’s coach was confident in front of the press for the qualification to Olympics Games. He just finished a 3-Day first phase camping at the national stadium, surulere, Lagos at the weekend. Coach Bakare is optimist. He thinks that his team will be in London.
“If fund permit us to run our programme at full cause I have no doubt that Nigeria will be among the 12 finalists at the Basketball Event of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”
“I can beat my chest and say confidently that Nigeria will rule the Africa scene from the next Afrobasket whether I’m in charge, I say this because of the goal laid down which will make easy for any coach to follow and improve on.”
“The coming of DStv/SuperSport (MultiChoice) into the Nigeria basketball scene has really changed the face of Nigerian basketball and I can confidently say that home-based players can form the bulk of our national team with proper planning and exposure which must include foreign training tours.”
“With what we the coaches have seen in the last three days of practice I can say between eight and six of the home-based players will make the final preparation for the Olympic Qualification Tournament with at least four of them making it to Venezuela.”
To remind, he qualified Nigeria for the FIBA World Championship 1998. Eleven years after, he comes back to the head of the team and win the Afrobasket 2011 after two bad performances in 2007 and 2009 in the same competition.