fbpx
Connect with us

Sports

D’Tigress Overpower Rwanda, Reach Fourth Successive AfroBasket Final

They overpowered hosts Rwanda 79-48 in the semi-final tie on Thursday to seal a fourth straight final appearance at the competition.

Published

on

Tiggres
The D’Tigress have reached the final of the FIBA 2023 Women’s AfroBasket championship.

The D’Tigress have reached the final of the FIBA 2023 Women’s AfroBasket championship.

They overpowered hosts Rwanda 79-48 in the semi-final tie on Thursday to seal a fourth straight final appearance at the competition.

Rena Wakama’s girls were dominant in the first quarter of the game, beating the hosts 22-6. Nigeria went into the half-time break leading with 26 points.

But in the third quarter, Rwanda reduced the lead by 16 points. It ended 58-35 in Nigeria’s favour.

Advertisement

Nigeria then continued their dominance in the last quarter to win the tie.

The D’Tigress are to play Senegal who defeated Mali in the other semi-final. The 2023 Women’s AfroBasket final is billed for Saturday.

DON’T MISS: History As Three African Teams Make Women’s World Knockout Stage For First Time

If they win the final, that will be Nigeria’s fourth continental title in a row and sixth overall.

Advertisement

Thursday’s win means the D’Tigress have qualified for the Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Paris 2024.

Nigeria parade the only female coach in the competition.

Stay ahead with VerseNews. Get the latest breaking news, insightful analysis, and trending stories. Your go-to source for timely updates and unbiased reporting.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WATCH: Nigeria Newspaper Headline Today

Apply For Latest Job Openings

Trending

wedding party wedding party
Celebrity Gist2 mins ago

Cubana Chief Priest’s Cashless Wedding Party Sparks Mixed Reactions Post-EFCC Release (Video)

A video showing Cubana Chief Priest attending a wedding party post-release from EFCC custody, where he refrains from cash spraying...

State Of Origin Certificate State Of Origin Certificate
News27 mins ago

Immigration Makes State Of Origin Certificate Compulsory For Passport Renewal, Application

A state of origin certificate is an official document that confirms an individual's state of origin within a country, often...

Emmanuel Amunike Emmanuel Amunike
Sports52 mins ago

Nigeria Football Federation Appoints Emmanuel Amunike As New Super Eagles Head Coach

Emmanuel Amunike, a former Super Eagles star, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Nigerian national football...

yahaya bello yahaya bello
Politics1 hour ago

BREAKING: Yahaya Bello Flees Nigeria To Reunite With Wife, Multi-Million Dollar Investments

Yahaya Bello reportedly leaves Nigeria to join his wife and manage multi-million dollar investments in a North African country.

Ondo Governorship Primary Ondo Governorship Primary
Politics4 hours ago

BREAKING: APC Declares Ondo Governorship Primary Election Inconclusive

The APC declared Ondo governorship primary inconclusive due to logistical challenges, prompting a rerun in Okitipupa LGA.

Fresh Demands Fresh Demands
News5 hours ago

Labour Issues Seven Fresh Demands To Tinubu’s Government

Labour presents a fresh demands to the government led by Bola Tinubu, totaling seven requests.

Cubana Chief Priest Advises Yahaya Bello Cubana Chief Priest Advises Yahaya Bello
Celebrity Gist2 days ago

‘No Need To Run’, Cubana Chief Priest Advises Yahaya Bello

Cubana Chief Priest advises Yahaya Bello to cooperate with the EFCC if summoned, sharing his own experience of being arraigned...

Nigeria Correctional Service Nigeria Correctional Service
Entertainment2 days ago

Nigeria Correctional Service Clarifies Bobrisky’s Relocation From Ikoyi Prison To Kirikiri

The Nigeria Correctional Service clarified that Bobrisky remains at Ikoyi Prison, denying rumors of his relocation to Kirikiri Prison.

engagement farming engagement farming
Tech2 days ago

Elon Musk Cracks Down On Engagement Farming On X, Threatens Suspension

Elon Musk has warned against engagement farming on the platform, threatening to suspend accounts that practice it.

NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores
News2 days ago

NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores And H-Medix In Abuja, Confiscates N50m Worth Fake Cosmetics, Drugs

NAFDAC Raids Sahad Stores in Abuja, seizing counterfeit cosmetics and drugs in a series of operations across various locations.

Advertisement