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Qualifying for Tokyo 2020 is not negotiable – Otis Hughley

Otis Hughley

Head coach of D’Tigress, Otis Hughley has said the team is fully focused on the task of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic.

The Nigerian senior women’s team are presently in Mozambique for the FIBA Africa pre-Olympic qualifiers

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Otis said qualification for the 2020 Olympics Qualifying Tournament (OQT) is not negotiable.

Speaking from the team’s base in Maputo, Hughley confirmed that preparation is going on as planned with all invited players ready to give their best when they start their pre-qualifiers campaign.

“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.”

Speaking further, Hughley said, “We must continue to show the world that we deserved to be the best in Africa and also become one of the best in the world.”

D’Tigress will play their first match against DR Congo on Thursday at the Pavilhao do Mazaquene in Maputo before facing host- Mozambique on Saturday, 16th of November at the same venue.

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