Mozambique center Tamara Seda admits defeating the African champions, D’Tigress in their opening Group A tie of the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia will be a tough task.
Mozambique lost 57-48 to Nigeria in the pre-Olympic qualifiers two months ago and Seda, who was part of the team, insists she and her teammates feel no pressure whatsoever ahead of the opener.
Mozambique will face Nigeria on February 6 at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in Belgrade before games against USA and Serbia.
“We all know what Mozambique need to do to be able to secure a ticket and that is to win a game or two.
“It’s any athlete’s dream to be able to participate in the Olympic Games. My team and I might have a shot to do so and of course we are excited. We sacrifice so much to play the sport but we also accomplish greater things. So, to me it would be the greatest accomplishment as an athlete.”
D’Tigress will begin preparation for the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade in Europe in a fortnight.
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