Nigeria’s female basketball national team, D’Tigress’ assistant coach, Peter Ahmedu has come out with a view about enthusiasm that the decision by International Olympics Committee (IOC) and Japan to postpone this year’s Games means the squad will have additional time to properly prepare for the competition.
Megasportsarena.com reports thast, with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics now billed to hold in June 2021, but still retain the same official tag, Ahmedu says it is a blessing in disguise, because D’Tigress will be able to add more depth and quality to the squad they will take to Tokyo next summer.
He hinted at the possibility of the technical crew spotting new players to add to the team’s roster and give them more time together in their build-up training programme, stressing that the postponement will help ensure the entire squad get better with more time on their hands in terms of bonding, blending and planning.
While welcoming the opportunity for the coaches to scout for more players, Ahmedu added in a chat with Brila FM that D’Tigress will now have ample time to build on the form that saw them through the qualifying series, and now stake a stronger claim for glory in The Land of The Rising Sun, when Tokyo 2020 eventually holds next year.
Ahmedu declared: “We hope that with the expansion of time and date, that will also give us more rooms to have training programs, scout and get more Nigerian players into the team that people haven’t seen before. Whatever issue might be on ground, we should give God the glory. God knows better.”