Cameroon coach tips D’Tigress for Olympic medal

Coach of Cameroon women’s national team, Natosha Cummings-Price believes Nigeria can win a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games billed to commence in July.

Price who spoke on arrival in Nigeria on Wednesday for the Jordan Nwora Foundation Elite Basketball Camps stated that the Nigerian girls have improved tremendously and can hold their own against any team.

She said, “I have watched the Nigerian girls play and must say they are a determined side that has continually improved with every game and championship. Their performance at the AfroBasket 2019 was massive and prior to that, they were at the World Cup, they showed class.

“Against the United States America, the girls showed great potential and got the world champions jittery and gave them a run for their money. I definitely think that they will be a top contender. Nigeria has a good chance of being in the top three positions.”

The Nigeria women team is in Group B alongside USA, France and host Japan.

On July 27, the second day of the women’s event, hosts Japan go up against European bigwigs France in Group B and Nigeria, who barely fell to the USA in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade last year, will square off against the Americans again.

Speaking on the Jordan Nwora Foundation Elite Basketball Camp, Cummings-Price who is also head coach of the Erie Community College women’s team said she is super excited to be part of the programme noting that Jordan Nwora has done well to identify with the African continent.

The Elite camp is currently ongoing in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with campers from Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire.