Basketball: D'Tigress Star Reacts To World Cup Draw
Reactions have started pouring him following the outcome of the draws for the 2018 FIBA women’s World Cup that would be taking place inTenerife, Spain.
Nigeria has been place in Group B where they will interestingly be facing Argentina just as it is the case in the men's FIFA World Cup.
D'Tigress are also meant to battle it out in the group phase against Australia and Turkey.
Reacting to the draws, Dallas Wings player and one of the most influential Nigerians in the WNBA, Evelyn Akhator said, “I think it will be a great outing for us being drawn alongside Australia Turkey and Argentina. I have watched the Turkish national team play and I am confident that we will surmount them. On the other hand Australia and Argentina, we will give a good fight with all hopes of winning.”
A confident Akhator who powered the D’Tigress to their Afrobasket win in Mali believes that there is an endless world of possibilities if the team can have a good preparation coupled with relentless effort and determination of the players as well as the management.
“A build up on our previous success at the Afrobasket would surely bear fruitful result.” she affirmed.
According to the organisers, the Group Phase will be held in Tenerife Sports Pavilion Santiago Martin in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the Palacio Municipal de Deportes "Quico Cabrera" in Santa Cruz.
The Final Phase will take center stage in the Tenerife Sports Pavilion Santiago Martin.
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