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D’Tigress’ Amukamara begs FG for funds ahead of Olympics

Point guard, Promise Amukamara, is confident in the ability of D’Tigress to compete favourably at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but has made a passionate plea to the Nigerian Basketball Federation and the Federal Government to provide adequate funds for the team, Saturday PUNCH reports.

Otis Hughley’s side will face world champions USA for the third time in as many years after the two sides were drawn in Group B along side hosts Japan and France.

“My expectation from the federation and the government is for them to provide us with the right funding so that we can prepare well for the Olympics,” Amukamara told the NBBF media team.

“I know on our schedule, we have a lot of preparatory games before the Olympics and the games will be beneficial to us.

“I think we have a great team, great coaching staff to do well at the Olympics, but to get to that stage, it requires funding. If we get that, everything will be good and the sky will be the limit for us.”

D’Tigress, who are ranked No.1 in Africa and 14th in the world, are the only African team that will be competing in the women’s basketball event.

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