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FIBA World Cup debut thrills D’Tigress’ Elo


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D’Tigress’ forward, Elo Edeferioka is excited about the possibility of being part of the team to the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain.

Elo, who is full of optimism about what the team can achieve, says the entire team is focused on the big task of representing Nigeria well at the world stage.

“Everybody is excited by this new journey to Spain for the World Cup and we are ready to make a change. We want to go all the way and nothing will stop us. We are so focused. We have great coaching staff that is also focused on the job at hand and we are just going to keep working hard,” she said.

Elo, who averaged 6.5 rebounds and 7.7 points per game in her final season with Yellow Jackets (Georgia Tech women’s team), is excited to be back in the team after missing the 2017 Afrobasket party.


“I was not able to make it last year because I was in Italy with my college team. We are doing so well. The camp in Atlanta was amazing, we have a great coach and everything has been awesome,” she said.

She disclosed that her intention of making her teammates better and ready for the competition in Spain, adding, “Being a team is sacrificing for the team. Right now, our focus as a team is to help each other, carry each other along no matter what the outcome may be.”

The prospective World Cup debutant called on Nigerians to remain unflinching in their support for the team.
“We just need their support and prayer throughout this process. At the end of the day, we are going to do what we are supposed to do,” she enthused.

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