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D’Tigress optimistic as Nigeria meets Mozambique


The D’Tigress will begin their campaign at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers in Belgrade… tomorrow. PHOTO: AFP.

D’Tigress players and officials are in high spirit as they continue to train for the final phase of the 2020 Olympics qualifying series under the watchful eyes of Coach Otis Hughley.

With all players already in camp, training commenced on Monday in the cold city of Belgrade, where the current African champions say they are leaving no stone unturned in their bid for a place in this year’ summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Speaking at the end of their training session on Tuesday, the team’s head coach, Otis Hughley commended the fighting spirit of the players who, he said, are hungry for a place in Tokyo 2020.


“The girls are raring to go. Their fighting spirit is unparalleled as they always are fighting for every ball and giving that extra push. The team spirit is also high in camp, which is a good one for us as a team.

“We are putting finishing touches to our tactics and running some plays. By Wednesday evening, we will be able to evaluate the team and know their level,” he said.

Grouped alongside Mozambique, the U.S., and host-Serbia, the D’Tigress are aware of the task ahead and are determined to go all out when they start their qualifiers campaign against Mozambique tomorrow.

D’Tigress will battle Serbia on Saturday, at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, Belgrade before their last game against World Champions, the U.S. on Sunday.


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