Nigeria’s senior national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, have qualified for the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
D’Tigress defeated host Mali 48-47 point to reach the final of the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Championship in Bamako.
The coach Sam Vincent- led team recorded a low margin of 10-7 points in the first quarter while the second quarter saw D’Tigress taking the lead again with 13-5 points to end the first half with 23-12 points.
The final quarter was almost a nightmare for D’Tigress who could not match the fireworks of the hosts as the Malians won the quarter with 18-9 points but the Nigerian ladies held out for a 48-47 points win.
Nigeria will return to the court on Sunday for the final where they’ll play either Senegal or Mozambique.