The Nigerian women basketball team D’Tigress have vowed to avenge the defeat the Super Eagles suffered in the hands of Argentina at the Russia 2018 World Cup by beating Argentinean women at the Basketball World Cup ongoing in Tenerife, Spain. Nigeria and Argentina will dig it out on Tuesday.
D’Tigress spoke through their 22-point hero against Turkey Sarah Ogoke who has promised that the team will keep up their good work when they face Argentina in their last group game.
Sarah who is aware of the buzz across the globe following their stunning defeat of Turkey on Sunday said, “We are just getting started.
“Sunday’s game was good, but we are not going to dwell on it for too long. We still have another very big and must win game against Argentina tomorrow (Tuesday).”
Ogoke who is a staunch supporter of the Super Eagles said the D’Tigress are ready to finally put the ghost of Nigeria’s misadventure against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to rest once and for all with a win against their basketball team.
“This is going to be our revenge against Argentina that took out the Super Eagles. So we have to beat Argentina.”
Besiktas Women Basketball club of Turkey new signing, Evelyn Akhator also echoed her team mate’s sentiment while sounding the clarion call on the need to maintain their consistency against Australia and Turkey when they face Argentina currently ranked 15th in the world.
“No game is easy, if you underrate any team, you probably might be surprised. This is the game that we really need. We need to beat Argentina by a big margin.”
For the team, impossibility seems to be nothing and Akhator thinks that with their present skill set and team work, the team can upset the bookmakers and shock the world.
“I believe in the team so much, we trust each other and that’s key. If we keep on trusting ourselves, we are going to go far.”
Nigeria’s Sports minister, Solomon Dalung arrived in Tenerife on Monday to cheer the D’Tigress.