First Bank Basketball Club will resume training today at the sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos after the Sallah break to continue preparation for the qualifiers for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women.

Ten players were in training last Thursday with two staying off due to personal reasons, while four are away on national duty with the D’Tigress at the Afrobasket for Women in Cameroun. The training, which was conducted by assistant coaches, Chris Acha and Taiye Adeniyi in the absence of head coach, Adewunmi Aderemi who is on national assignment with the D’Tigress in Cameroun.

According to Acha and Adeniyi, the emphasis is to put the players in top shape for the qualifiers, which might likely take place in Togo.

[quote_box_center]“What we intend to do is to ensure the players return to top form before the qualifiers begin. Since we began training in early September the players have regained fitness and are already imbibing some of the things we are teaching them and hopefully they will perform well at the qualifiers.  They have been on recess since the leagues ended and we believe that putting them in shape for the qualifiers is the right thing to do,” [/quote_box_center]they added.

“Some of the players would be rusty after resting for so long. So the training they are getting now will put them in good shape for the qualifiers. Coach Acha and I will take the team through training until the head coach returns from the Afrobasket Championship,” Adeniyi said.

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