President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Engr. Musa Kida has stated that the Nigeria women basketball national team will follow up their recent success at the women Afrobasket by picking the ticket to play at the 2020 Olympic games.
Kida speaking in a chat gathered by www.brila.net said the feat achieved by the ladies and the manner in which the got the victory in the final against host nation Senegal shows how tough D’Tigresses are and believe they will go ahead to eventually pick the ticket to play at the Tokyo games 2020 in Japan.
“To beat Senegal in Senegal against 20,000 spectators watching and another 10,000 watching outside, it’s a feat that only the Tigresses can achieve so I’m quite optimistic that going forward our Olympic qualifiers, our Tigresses will live up to their name, they will play their game and I’m sure we will qualify for the Olympics.”
Nigeria are housed in group A against Mozambique and Congo DR in the Africa Pre-Qualifying tournament for the Olympics in November 2019.