We’re on the same page with for­eign based D’Ti­gress – Ahmedu

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

As­sis­tant coach of the Se­nior Women na­tional team, Peter Ahmedu has re­vealed that the home based bas­ket­ball team is tac­ti­cally and tech­ni­cally on the same pedestal with their US based coun­ter­parts de­spite op­er­at­ing from dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions ahead of the 2017 Afrobas­ket Women Cham­pi­onship in Mali.

The coach of the 2017 Zenith Women Bas­ket­ball League ti­tle win­ning First Bank side re­vealed that the tech­ni­cal crew led by Sam Vin­cent who is charge of the D’Ti­gress in Or­lando are in con­stant touch with him.

Speak­ing with jour­nal­ists in La­gos ahead of the Florida team’s ar­rival on Sat­ur­day to join their coun­ter­parts in La­gos, Ahmedu said dis­tance is no bar­rier be­tween the two camps.

“We are in con­stant touch with Sam Vin­cent who is the Head Coach and Mfom Udoka who is the Team man­ager. What they are do­ing in Or­lando and what we are do­ing in Nige­ria is not dif­fer­ent. We have the same train­ing pro­gramme and we both look into our train­ing drills.”

Ahmedu who is in the na­tional team’s tech­ni­cal crew for the first time said, “We will con­tinue to keep our fin­gers crossed, com­mu­ni­cate so as to have daily in­sight into what they are do­ing in Or­lando.”

He said it will be a dif­fer­ent ball game for the team when the Or­lando and La­gos camps are merged when the US based team ar­rive in La­gos to­mor­row.

“It’s go­ing to be a dif­fer­ent ball game when they even­tu­ally ar­rive.

I am im­pressed with what I am see­ing. We are putting ev­ery­thing at our dis­posal to­gether to see where we could make ad­just­ments be­fore the for­eign play­ers even­tu­ally join us,” he con­cluded.

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