D’Tigress, Nigeria’s women’s national basketball team will play their first match against DR Congo on Thursday in the 2020 Olympics Qualifying Tournament at the Pavilhao do Mazaquene in Maputo, before facing host- Mozambique on Saturday, 16th of November at the same venue.
Head coach of D’Tigress, Otis Hughley says the team is fully focused on the task ahead.
After masterminding the team to the 2019 Afrobasket title which has seen the D’Tigress climb to the number one spot in Africa according to the latest FIBA ranking, Otis said qualification for the 2020 Olympics Qualifying Tournament (OQT) is not negotiable.
“We are aware of the task ahead of us. The culture of basketball is fast growing in Nigeria and the people are expecting us to win every time we file out. These expectations have continued to spur us to want to give our all and represent the country the best that we can.”