Oguande sat­is­fied with D’Ti­gress prepa­ra­tion for 2017 Afrobas­ket

Daily Trust - - SPORT - From Do­tun Omisakin, La­gos

The Vice Pres­i­dent of the Nige­ria Bas­keta­ball Fed­er­a­tion, Babs Oguande has said D’Ti­gress’ prepa­ra­tions for the 23rd edi­tion of the FIBA Women Afrobas­ket tour­na­ment in Mali are firmly on course.

Oguande stated this when play­ers camp­ing in Or­lando Florida un­der DTi­gress Head coach, Sam Vin­cent were merged with their coun­ter­parts in La­gos for the se­cond phase of the train­ing.

“I am happy that I am see­ing a lot of fire in the team. I see a lot of con­fi­dence on dis­play and ca­ma­raderie amongst the play­ers in the camp which for me is cru­cial to the over­all team­work and out­put.” he said.

Fur­ther­more, the NBBF num­ber two man ex­plained that the de­ci­sion to prune the play­ers who un­til their ar­rival on Satur­day were camped in Or­lando, Florida was a tac­ti­cal move to pro­vide a level play­ing ground for the home based play­ers in camp.

“We have made them to un­der­stand that de­spite the fact that the other girls are from Amer­ica, it doesn’t make them more or less skil­ful than those ones back here in Nige­ria.

“The Florida team has been trimmed down to about 7 play­ers while the La­gos camp still have 12 play­ers. We ex­tended the stay in camp for the girls at home to al­low them to com­pete favourably with the ones that came in from Florida.”

Nige­ria D'Ti­gress for­ward Adaora Elonu

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