D’Tigtress of Nigeria defeats Mali to qualify for FIBA Women World Cup
Nigeria’s D’Tigress have officially qualified for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup after beating Mali 73 – 69 to get two wins from three games.
The African queens proved their worth as African champions by defeating Mali by 76-69 to qualify for the FIBA Women’s World Cup billed for September in Australia.
The African champions D’Tigress of Nigeria, on Friday, came back from losing the first quarter to beat world number five France 67-65 in a World Cup qualifying game to boost their qualification chances.
Although it wasn’t the start the African champions wanted, they lost to China 90-76.
With the Victory against fellow African opponent Mali, the three-time defending African champions will now fly the continent of Africa flag in Australia.
Mali almost caught up with Nigeria as they became very defensive and reduced the score line, although Nigeria managed to seal the victory with 14 points difference.
seems fatigue set in and only having one point made it tough against a team in a defensive mode.Nigeria head coach, Otis Hughley Jr.
Reactions after D’Tigtress of Nigeria defeated Mali to qualify for FIBA Women World Cup
The fans of D’Tigtress of Nigeria were happy seeing the team qualify as social media was full of praises for the African queens.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation president was also full of praises;
The NBBF is proud for Nigerians for the D’Tigress performances and qualifications for the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup. The same girls shocked the world in 2018 run up to the olympics and the 2021 Afrobasket, emerging three-peat champions .
The hardwork over the last four years is paying off. preparation is key to World Cup success.ENGR. AHMADU MUSA KIDA