18th August, 2017
Wale Aboderin, the Proprietor of Dolphins Basketball club of Lagos, on Friday urged the Senior National Women’s Basketball Team, D’Tigress to go for victory in the 2017 Afrobasket Championships in Mali.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’Tigress opened their account against Mozambique, before squaring-off against Congo Democratic on Saturday and Egypt on Sunday.
Aboderin, however, expressed confidence in the team’s abilities to do well, having watched them train some few hours before their first group match.
Aboderin had visited the team immediately after their training at the Olympe Hotel, Bamako base to lend his support.
In a brief chat with the players and the Technical team led by Sam Vincent, Aboderin said he came purposely to cheer the team to victory.
According to him, nothing was too much to sacrifice for the nation or her assets (D’Tigress) just to ensure victory at the end of the tournament.
“This is a great team and I have the confidence that you can excel, there are other tough teams in the group, but with good teamwork, you can excel at the end.
“The whole nation is solidly behind you and believes that at the end, you will make everyone proud,’’he said.
Meanwhile, the host and the defending champion Senegal, who will engage D’Tigress in their final group game, got the ball rolling with a 105-39 victory over Guinea.
Egypt also recorded their first three point’s victory by overpowering Democratic Republic of Congo, 99-72.
The competition which dunked-off on Aug. 18 will be concluded on Aug. 27.