Rivers Hoopers head coach Ogoh Odaudu has expressed confidence in his team’s chances of making it to the single-elimination playoffs of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) in Kigali, Rwanda.
Hoopers were drawn alongside Patriots, Ferroviario de Maputo, US Monastir, Forces Armees et Police Basketball (FAP) and Zamalek in the Nile Conference of the BAL.
Reacting to the draw, Odaudu said: “It is a very difficult Conference as a matter of fact there is no Conference that is easy. Every game is going to be competitive .Everybody has to do their work extra there is no team you would say is a write off.”
“I feel very confident we can pick one or two games also coupled with the fact that we are going to be playing two of our home games in front of our fans so it gives us an added advantage. Hopefully we can sneak our way into the knock out stages.”
Rivers Hoopers have been training in Port Harcourt since February 1, 2020 which Odaudu believes will put his team in good stead.
“So far we have been doing a lot of work practicing morning and evening getting fit, doing a lot of ball work and working on our plays. I think we are going to do well we are just going to fine tune a lot of other stuff and we will be ready for the championship.”