D’Tigress would have an uphill task to accomplish if they are to qualify out of Group B of the 2020 Olympics Women Basketball event.
Africa number one female Basketball team was grouped alongside World number one, USA , European giant, France and the host nation, Japan, in an event conducted at the FIBA Headquarters yesterday in Switzerland.
D’Tigress are the lowest ranked team in the group but in an optimistic reaction, the President of Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr Musa Kida, said all the 12 teams at the Olympics have a reasonable chance of winning the tournament, hence there are no minnows.
“Nothing good can be handed to you on a platter of gold. You have to work hard and be ready to seize the opportunity when it comes because to be the best, you have to beat the best.”
He further said the federation would give the team the necessary support.
“We have to be focused on what we have to do as a federation with the help of the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Sports to ensure we adequately prepare the team, get the right personnel for the challenges ahead.”
The 2020 Olympics would start from July 25 in Tokyo