Amukamara tips D’Tigress at Tokyo Olympics
Promise Amukamara, is confident of D’Tigress ‘ chances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The point guard believes the team can impress courtesy of right personnel selection and better preparation despite the quality of their group B opponents.
Amukamara is upbeat with many high profile players queening up for Nigeria in the wake of back-to -back Afrobasket titles as well as quarter finals finish at the World Cup and a rising profile on the international stage.
“Elizabeth (Williams), Erica (Ogwumike), Amy (Okonkwo), Nicole (Enabosi) and Oderah (Chidom), I think they did a great job adapting to our system which looks good,” she said about initial the five new faces invited to camp in Atlanta.
Reminiscing on the 10 day- camp for the team in Atlanta earlier this year, the Charnay Basketball Club of France player said the exercise provided the players an opportunity to come together as a unit after a while due to the COVID-19.
She said of the Atlanta camping: “We focused on getting a lot of shots. We went over our offense and defense. I think it was just a great time to come together because we haven’t seen each other since February 2020. So, it was a good time to come together, get familiar with the new players and the new coaching staff.
As pundits profile the 12 teams who have qualified for the games, the 2019 Afrobasket winner admitted that they have some solid opponents to face
“With the experience, the new players and team that we have, Coach Otis and the rest of the coaching staff will do a great job preparing us to do well,” she noted.
Nigeria is currently grouped alongside World number one- United States of America, France and Japan.
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