Nigeria Basketball Captain Aisha Mohammed has expressed her optimism that the D’tigress will do well in the forthcoming women’s World Cup taking place in Spain.
Mohammed in an interview with FIBA said the team’s prolonged preparation will help the team do well when the tournament starts in Spain.
The Nigerian team are currently holding a training camp in Atlanta, Georgia, hoping to build a competitive team to overcome Argentina, Australia, and Turkey in Group B of the 16-team World Cup set to take place in Spain from September 22-30.
As the only remaining member from the Nigerian team that featured at FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2006 in Brazil, Mohammed believes this group of Nigerian players could finish the business that the previous generation was unable to do.
Making their World Cup debut twelve years ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nigeria lost all their six games.
However, Spain 2018 could be the beginning of a new era, not only for African teams but principally for the entire competition.
“Nigeria is going to change the history of African basketball in the World Cup, would that be easy? The answer is No but with the talent of players and the experience we have on the team, we can accomplish the mission,” she said to FIBA’s website.
“The draws are favorable. We have a very good chance of topping our group and proceeding to the next level to win and win until we seize the trophy.
Culled from FIBA