Eugene and Bobo to spearhead FT challenge

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  • Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013

The Federal Territory women basketball team will be banking on the experience of national players Bobo Yap Fook Yee (left) and Eugene Ting Chiau Teng

NATIONAL women’s basketball trainees Eugene Ting Chiau Teng and Bobo Yap Fook Yee are expected to spearhead Federal Territory’s challenge at the upcoming Malaysia Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Federal Territory are relying on Eugene and Bobo to contribute significantly in their quest to regain the gold medal in the women’s contest.

And they are in high spirits as they fancy their chances in accomplishing their target.

In the tussle for supremacy at the Games, the 21-year-old Eugene acknowledged the need to maintain team unity.

“We are confident of bringing back the gold medal. It is all about team work and gelling well together,” added Eugene, who plays as the centre.

Currently, Eugene has to juggle her training sessions and her studies in hairstyling.

“At the moment, we train six days a week with the state team and attend national training twice a week. I train in the morning before classes. I also go through my paces in the evening,” said Eugene, adding that she needs to improve her skills in defence.

In contrast, it is all about basketball for the 20-year-old forward Bobo.

She has taken a break from her studies to concentrate on basketball full time.

“I am able to focus solely on my game because I do not have to attend classes for now. My parents are supportive of my decision,” said Bobo.

Both Eugene and Bobo are also likely candidates for the Malaysian women’s team for the SEA Games in Myanmar at the end of the year.

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