National female basket ball Coach, Scott Nnaji is cock sure that D ‘Tigress will snatch the ticket to represent Nigeria at the Rio Olympics although he admitted it will be tough in view of thier opponents in the qualifier, Belarus and South Korea in Group C of the qualifiers.
With less than 2 weeks to the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Nantes, France, Scott assured that his girls will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
D’Tigress who just came back to the country from Argentina where they went for an international friendly were beaten by Argentines.
Speaking exclusively to 2muchsports.com after their training session, D’tigeress Head coach said though, the road look rough but it’s going to be battle to finish.
According to him, “it’s going to be difficult but we must have confidence in our self because if you look at our group we have experienced a European teams that is why we are working very hard to ensure the qualification.
“ The players spirit is high and I can assure Nigerians that the though road looks rough but I can assure them of the qualification ticket, it’s going to be battle to finish. Belarus and Korea will be looking to do well against us but with our preparations we shall match them,” he assured.
The qualifications will run from June 13-19, and D’Tigress will be gunning to secure one of the five tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics.