The male basketball team, D’Tigers yesterday opened its camp ahead of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers, which begins in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, next week.
The head coach, Mike Brown said the early camping was necessary to address the slow starts in the first two games when the team lost to Cape Verde.
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Brown said knowing the task ahead in its quest to qualify for the world cup, the team needs to get more training under their belt before they face host- Cote d’Ivoire on Friday, 26 at the 3,500-capacity Palais des Sports Treichville.
“We are trying to get there earlier to see whether we can have a few more practices to see whether we can get ready to perform at a little higher level in game one. In the last window, things were put together at the last second and we went there right before the first game”.
“In the last window, things were put together at the last second and we went there right before the first game.”
Currently fourth on the table, D’Tigers will play its opener against Cote d’Ivoire on Friday, before facing Guinea a day after.
On Sunday, August 28, the team will square up against Angola.
The 2023 World Cup holds from August 25 to September 10 in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.