President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Eng. Musa Kida is confident the senior women’s national team, D’Tigress will make the nation proud when the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup tipoff in Spain.
Nigeria are grouped alongside former champions Australia, Argentina and Turkey in Group D.
Speaking on Monday which marked exactly 1 year D’Tigress won the 2017 Afrobasket championship in Mali to qualify for the World Cup in Spain, Kida said the present players currently in camp in Lagos are the best set of players that are available to Nigeria across the world.
He said despite the 2017 set going on an 8 game unbeaten run to clinch the Afrobasket title after 13 years of endless wait, the present set of players are an upgrade of the 2017 team.
“I think this is one of the best women’s team that we have, going to such a tournament and I am also very hopeful and quite encouraged by what I have seen them do.”
He assured that the federation will work closely with the Technical crew to ensure that the best players are picked from the pool available, to represent the country at the world cup.
Kida restated the NBBF’s commitment to giving all the support necessary to the team to put up an excellent show when the world cup starts on Saturday, September 22nd in Tenerife, Spain.
“My commitment to the country and basketball stakeholders is that we are going to put up a very excellent show, so let the game begin.”