When the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers begin in September, Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu will suit up for Nigeria once again. Currently in South Africa for an NBA/Basketball Without Borders event, Aminu talked with Lindsay du Plessis for ESPN about the tournament and his rooting interest in other Nigerian clubs.
That year  Nigeria won the AfroBasket title, and Aminu, who has missed international action since then due to his NBA commitments with Portland, is looking forward to a return to the green and white next month.
The US-born dual citizen told KweséESPN: “The tournament is in September, and I just talked to my team-mates, we have a Whats App group chat, and I realised there was a need for me to play.
”And they’re playing in Nigeria so it needed to be done.”
The article also contains a 1:52 video and Aminu’s analysis of Nigeria in the recent football World Cup.