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Nigeria’s senior women basketball national team Forward Evelyn Akhator has expressed her delight following Nigeria’s latest progress recorded in the latest FIBA women’s world basketball ranking moving from 17 to 14 on the strength of the team’s impressive showing at the recently concluded Olympic qualifying tournament in Serbia.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation has traced the qualification of D’Tigress to the immense support of President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and millions of Nigerian basketball lovers all over the world.
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has congratulated Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress following their qualification for this year’s Olympic games in Tokyo.
Nigeria on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier
D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that the Nigerian team is gearing up preparation ahead of the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Belgrade.
President of FIBA Africa zone 3 Rtd Col Sam Ahmedu has advised Nigeria women basketball league champion Air warriors Basketball club of Abuja to try and ensure they make the trip for the Africa women basketball league champions cup which starts this weekend so as to prevent been slammed by FIBA Africa as talks of whether to or not to feature continue to gather pace.
African Champions D’Tigress will battle host Serbia, 17 times Olympic Champions as well as Mozambique in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
Assistant coach of Nigeria’s women national basketball team Peter Ahmedu has revealed the D’Tigress are praying for a favourable draw that will help the team’s quest to scale the hurdle of the Olympics qualifying tournament.
The African Champions are in pot three alongside Japan , Brazil and Great Britain, while the other Africa representatives Mozambique landed in pot four alongside Korea, Puerto Rico and Sweden.
Nigeria was scheduled to play DR Congo on Thursday, but tiny African Nations pulled out of the qualifiers due to a lack of funds.
Head coach of senior women national basketball team Otis Hughley says the team is fully focused on the task as the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers commence today in Maputo.
D’Tigress camp came alive on Sunday as players and coaches reported to their base in Maputo for the 2020 pre Olympics qualifiers coming up in Mozambique between November 14 to 17.
Nigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress, have been ranked the 16th best team in the world and first in Africa according to the latest FIBA ranking released on Friday.
Nigeria has began to reap the rewards of D’Tigers and D’Tigress’ successes in international basketball with NBBF boss, Engineer Musa Kida and Sam Ahmedu getting appointment into top Federation of International Basketball Association, (FIBA) Committees.
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