Pre-Olympic qualifying tournament: We Will Make Nigerians Proud – D’Tigers

As the country’s senior national basketball team, D’Tigers set for battle of France 2024 Pre- Olympic qualifying tournament, the players have stated with genuine intention, that they are not under any pressure; insisting that they have the quality to triumph over their opponents.

D’Tigers led by Coach Ogor Odaudu will start their challenging, difficult and long trip to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, French with a tough battle in Group A tie against Senegal on today (Monday), August 14, before taking on Mali on Tuesday.

In a chat with sportsday, the players like; Michael Eric of Turk Telekom, Sacramento Kings, Chimezie Metu and Saskatchewan Rattlers of Canada guard were all confident they will be successful in the tournament kicking off from Monday August 14- 20th in Lagos
“We’re mentality, physically and psychotically ready for the qualifiers and will not disappoint our home fans when hostilities begins on Monday”, they assured.

“It’s true that we have some of the basketball power houses in this tournament but we’re not going to give any chances in all the games.

The players while acknowledging that the victory of D’Tigress at the Afro women basketball championship in Kigali, Rwanda has put a lot of responsibilities on them posited that the achievement will spur them to do better in the qualifying games.

“We’re really excited with what our girls did in Kigali and that will spur us to represent our fatherland well. Right now, the boys understand what’s at stake and the coaches have being doing a great job in our training and hopefully, nothing will stop us” they concluded.

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