Despite a massive 133-33 victory against a selected side in Nigeria, Coach of Nigeria’s women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, Otis Hughley believes his team is still work in progress, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.
The manager, who spoke after their test match played on Sunday at the Lagos National Stadium, said he was not carried away by the final result because his team can still get better. The former Sacramento Kings assistant coach told journalists that the game gave the team an opportunity to observe lapses as they continue their preparation for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.
He said, “There are still a lot of things to work on. The practice match is just to see things. And it has revealed the things that we need to look at and fix and when we go back to practice, we will take our time. We will fix it in part and put it together and fix it as a whole.”
Having been with the team for some weeks, he applauded the girls for the vast improvement and their ability to listen and implement his programmes and highlighted that the team is on a slow but steady rise. The African champions are expected to be in good shape before their first game against Turkey.
Nigeria is in Group B with Turkey, Australia and Argentina.