Promise Amukamara confident D’Tigress will make Nigerians proud at Tokyo Olympics


D’Tigress point guard, Promise Amukamara is very confident that the team will put up a decent performance which Nigerians will be proud of at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Although she acknowledged the quality of group B opponents, she still believes everything is feasible courtesy of proper personnel choice and higher preparation.

“With many high profile players showing interest in suiting up for Nigeria in the wake of back to back Afrobasket titles, quarter-finals end on the World Cup in addition to a rising profile on the worldwide stage, all appears to be trying good forward of the sport,” mentioned Amukamara

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Reacting to the initial five new faces invited to camp in Atlanta, she believes they’re great additions who’ve simply adapted properly as members of the D’Tigress family.

“Elizabeth (Williams), Erica (Ogwumike), Amy (Okonkwo), Nicole (Enabosi) and Oderah (Chidom), I feel they did an incredible job adapting to our system which seems to be good”.

Whereas reminiscing on the 10 day- camp for the team in Atlanta earlier this year, the Charnay Basketball Membership of France player stated, the train supplied the players an opportunity to come collectively as a unit after the Covid-19 pandemic which rattled the world.

On what they were able to achieve while in camp, the 27-year-old who made her debut at the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup in Spain stated “We focused on getting a lot of pictures. We went over our offence and protection.

“I believe it was simply a great time to come back collectively as a result of we haven’t seen each other since February 2020 So, it was a very good time to return collectively, get familiar with the new players and the new coaching staff.”

Nigeria is presently grouped alongside World number one- the United States of America, France and Japan.


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