Nigeria’s hero against Turkey at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup, Sarah Ogoke has declared that D’Tigress is just getting started ahead of the last group game against Argentina on Tuesday.
Ogoke dropped 22 -point and recorded an efficiency rating of +20 to help the D’Tigress earn a first-ever FIBA women’s world cup win for Nigeria at the second attempt and the second team from Africa to do so.
“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 the game against Argentina tomorrow.”
Ogoke who is a staunch supporter of the Senior Men’s Football team of Nigeria ((Super Eagles) said the D’Tigress are ready to finally put the ghost of Super Eagles misadventure against Argentina at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup to rest once and for all with a win against their basketball team on Tuesday.
“This is going to be our revenge against Argentina that took out the Super Eagles at the FIFA World cup. 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 teamwork, 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 trusting ourselves, we are going to go far.”
Meanwhile, the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has already arrived Tenerife to cheer the D’Tigress to victory when they take on Argentina on Tuesday.