D’Tigress forward, Elo Edeferioka said she is ready for the World Cup challenge in Spain next month. As the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup dunks off next month, Elo is excited to be back with the team after missing out of the 2017 Afrobasket.
“I am very excited to be back with the team I was not able to make it last year because I was in Italy with my college team. We are doing so well. The camp in Atlanta was amazing, we have a great coach and everything has been awesome.”
She said her mission is to make her team mates better and ready for the competition in Spain.
“Being in a team is sacrificing for the team. Right now, our focus as a team is to help each other, carry each other along no matter what the outcome may be.”
Edeferioka who is full of optimism about what the team can achieve says the entire team is focused on the big task of representing Nigeria well at the world stage.
“Everybody is excited by this new journey to go to Spain for the World Cup and we are ready to make a change. We are looking to go all the way and nothing is going to stop us. We are so focused. We have great coaching staff that are also focused on the job at hand.
“We are looking to go all the way and we are just going to keep working hard”, she continued.
Edeferioka who averaged 6.5 rebounds and 7.7 points per game in her final season with Yellow Jackets (Georgia Tech women’s team) called on Nigerians to remain supportive of the team.
“We just need their support and prayers throughout this process. At the end of the day, we are going to do what we are supposed to do.”