President of Serbian Basketball Federation Predrag Danilovic is excited about his country serving as hosts of Olympics Qualifying tournament.
The women will go up against two-time defending AfroBasket champions Nigeria, World No. 1 USA and Mozambique.
The USA, as Women’s World Cup winners, already have a spot in the Olympics secured. The other two countries that finish highest in the Belgrade OQT will advance to Tokyo as well.President of Serbian Basketball Federation Predrag Danilovic is excited about his country serving as hosts of Olympics Qualifying tournament.
“We could have gotten tougher groups,” Danilovic said.
“Certainly everyone’s biggest goal is to participate in the Olympics. It will not be easy, I hope for the qualification of the Olympic Games for both women and men.” He told FIBA.com
Also speaking after knowing her team’s opponent is Serbia’s coach Marina Maljkovic, the 38 year old is ready to drive the team to victory in front of their home fans.
“It gives us extra motivation, strength and it elevates my basketball players and me to the highest level of responsibility to show ourselves in the best possible light and secure placement in the Tokyo Olympics.
“The importance of this competition is huge because everyone wants to be in Tokyo.” She concluded.
By: Hanifat Mustapha