*We ran the same training programmes
Assistant coach of the senior women national team, Peter Ahmedu, has revealed that the home-based basketball team is tactically and technically on the same pedestal with their US-based counterparts despite operating from different locations ahead of the 2017 Afrobasket Women championship in Mali.
The coach of the 2017 Zenith Women Basketball League title winning First Bank side revealed that the technical crew led by Sam Vincent who is charge of the D’Tigress in Orlando are in constant touch with him.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos ahead of the Florida team’s arrival on Saturday 4th July 2017 to join their counterparts in Lagos, Ahmedu said distance is no barrier between the two camps.
“We are in constant touch with Sam Vincent who is the head coach and Mfom Udoka who is the team manager. What they are doing in Orlando and what we are doing in Nigeria is not different. We have the same training programme and we both look into our training drills.”
Ahmedu who is in the national team’s technical crew for the first time said, “We will continue to keep our fingers crossed, communicate so as to have daily insight into what they are doing in Orlando.”
He said it will be a different ball game for the team when the Orlando and Lagos camps are merged when the US based team arrive in Lagos tomorrow.
“It’s going to be a different ball game when they eventually arrive.
I am impressed with what I am seeing. We are putting everything at our disposal together to see where we could make adjustments before the foreign players eventually join us,” he concluded.