The camp of the Nigerian senior women Basketball national team, DTigress has continued to bubble under the watchful eyes of Coach Otis Hughley as preparation for the final phase of the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers begins.
The DTigress qualified for the second round of the qualifiers after emerging champions in the African category alongside Mozambique.
With all players already in camp and training commencing on Monday in the cold city of Belgrade, the current African Champions are leaving no stone unturned for a place in this year’ summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Speaking at the end of their training on Tuesday, the team’s head coach, Otis Hughley commended the fighting spirit of the players who he said are hungry for a place in Tokyo 2020.offer
“The girls are raring to go. Their fighting spirit is unparalleled as they always fight for every ball and giving that extra push. The team spirit is also high in camp which is a good one for us as a team.”
On the team’s training, Otis said’
“We are putting finishing touches to our tactics and running some plays. By Wednesday evening, we will be able to evaluate the team and know their level.”
Grouped alongside Mozambique, USA and host-Serbia, the D’Tigress are aware of the task ahead and are determined to go all out when they start their qualifiers campaign against Mozambique on Thursday, 6th of February with the winner snatching one of the two automatic tickets on offer.
D’Tigress will battle Serbia on Saturday, 8th of February at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, Belgrade before their last game against World Champions- USA on Sunday.
By: Hanifat Mustapha